UK and Ireland hairdressers and beauty therapists to be trained to detect domestic violence

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Shear Haven, a domestic abuse training programme, will soon launch in the UK and Ireland to help train beauty industry workers to detect signs of domestic abuse as well as spark conversations with victims and help provide tools for safety.

The scheme consists of a number of online courses and beauty workers will receive a certificate once they pass a test. 

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Domestic abuse and violence reached a high during lockdowns with a 49 percent rise in calls to domestic abuse hotlines.

In 2020, a new scheme called Ask Ani also introduced in the UK where survivors could go to participating pharmacies and use the code ANI. Pharmacists will then provide a safe space, a phone and access to help. 

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