Domestic Abuse Support: Ask for Ani

Domestic Abuse Support: Ask for Ani

The government has launched the Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) codeword scheme to enable victims of domestic abuse to access immediate help from the police, or other support services, from the safety of their local pharmacy.

The Ask for ANI scheme allows those at risk or suffering from abuse to discreetly signal that they need help and access support. By asking for ANI, a trained pharmacy worker will offer a private space where they can understand if the victim needs to speak to the police or would like help to access support services such as national or local domestic abuse helplines.

If you need support as a Domestic Abuse Victim, visit a pharmacy and ask to speak with Ani

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