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Matching Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion’s commitment to tackle violence against women and girls, the PCC’s office has successfully been awarded White Ribbon accreditation. 

White Ribbon is the UK’s leading charity engaging men and boys to prevent gender-based violence. 

As part of the process, White Ribbon Champions and Ambassadors have been appointed from across the office’s Governance and Estates teams. 

In their roles they will implement a 3-year plan advocating positive attitudes and behaviour, raising awareness of the impact of VAWG on victims and survivors and encouraging colleagues to make the White Ribbon promise. 

Playing a part in societal change, services commissioned by the PCC will also have to sign up as supporters of White Ribbon as part of the procurement process. 

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “I am deeply aware that violence against women and girls is an issue that blights communities across West Mercia. 

“I am proud my office is now White Ribbon accredited and I fully support the pledge to ensure I will never use, excuse or remain silent about this issue. 

“With White Ribbon accreditation, the office has also made the conscious and deliberate choice to say no to a world where violence against women and girls happens all too often.” 

Anthea Sully, Chief Executive of White Ribbon UK said: “White Ribbon Accredited Organisations can make a real difference towards ending violence against women by promoting a culture of respect and equality among their staff and wider communities. 

“By raising awareness among employees, people can learn how to become allies and call out violent and abusive behaviour when they see it. 

“We are delighted to welcome the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia as one of our White Ribbon Accredited Organisations and are looking forward to working with them towards ending violence against women once and for all.”