In my regular trawl of the internet looking for interesting facts, new legislation etc on domestic abuse, I stumbled across the attached.https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/salon-saviours-wolverhampton-hairdressers-trained-spot-signs-domestic-abuse-customers-1540824
What an ingenious idea! I have tried this before, without success. When developing the IDV service for Westminster, London, in 2004, I visited lots of hairdressers asking them to advertise the new IDVA service in their salons. I met with horror and much anxiety. “We don’t want to put our clients off coming here”, most of them said! I returned to the drawing board with tail between my legs!
Surely, establishments where mainly only women frequent is the ideal place to advertise such services. A safe haven. We all talk to our hairdressers about things that we wouldn’t normally discuss with just anyone – don’t we? I know I do! So I was really pleased to see that this initiative is at work in Wolverhampton and that salons have signed up to it. I will be sure to keep an eye out to see how they get on.