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Awareness days


The Safer New Forest partnership key priorities for 2019-2020 are;

  • Children at risk
  • Modern slavery & human trafficking
  • Drug & alcohol related harm
  • Domestic abuse. 

To continue to raise awareness and knowledge on each of these topics to the community and residents of the New Forest, the Safer New Forest partnership are supporting awareness days throughout the year. 

Please see a list below and further information on each.


Drug use and trafficking awareness day

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Held each year on June 26th, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime uses the commemorative day to highlight the dangers of drug use and their illegal trade and provides educational material to teachers and public officials all over the world to help spread the message about the extreme cultural and economic harm the trade in drugs is still doing across the globe. 

Support services for substance misuse are detailed on our Safer New Forest website.


Anti-slavery awareness day                 

Friday 18 October 2019

Anti-slavery day, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem.  It was created by the anti-slavery day act, a Private Members Bill introduced Anthony Steen CBE, now Chair of the Human Trafficking Foundation.

Each year more and more charities, individuals, local authorities and police forces take action to mark Anti-Slavery Day.

Official British Government website for reporting concerns

Stop the Traffik for information and resources.


White ribbon day

Monday 25 November

The white ribbon day is co-ordinated by the white ribbon campaign.  It is also known as the International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women , and is an annual day to raise awareness of family violence. 

Although the campaign is focused primarily on reducing violence against women, it is not just women who are affected by domestic abuse.  

For further information and support for women, children, young people and men experiencing domestic abuse can be found on our Safer New Forest website.  


National trafficking awareness day

Saturday 11 January 2020

National trafficking awareness day, also known as national day of human trafficking awareness, is observed on January 11th, annually.

Official British Government website for reporting concerns

Stop the Traffik for information and resources.


National child exploitation day

Wednesday 18 March 2020

The national child exploitation awareness day aims to highlight the issues surrounding child exploitation; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children developing inappropriate relationships with other children.

Hampshire Safeguarding Children's Board for information and resources.





Updated: 19 Jun 2019
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