Violence Reduction Alliance

Make No Excuses

According to a Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent survey carried out in June 2021, 67% of women have been the victim of harassment or intimidation in a public place. It's time to stop making excuses.

Make no excuses

A campaign to support, advise and help educate against harassment which can cause fear and intimidation for those who experience it.

Unwelcome sexual jokes, comments, staring, wolf whistling and inappropriate touching are all forms of harassment. It’s unacceptable and there is no excuse.

The Make No Excuses campaign is targeted at all ages and aims to tackle behaviours which cause fear including public space harassment. 

If you have been a victim of harassment or abuse, we want to signpost you to help and support. We also want support from organisations to help promote these campaigns and there is a comprehensive media pack for you to download below. 

The campaign aims to signpost everyone to help and support victims when experiencing, harassment, intimidation and any other forms of abuse.

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s Violence Reduction Alliance, in conjunction with several key partners, local authorities, charities, communities, education, are asking everyone, to help to broaden the awareness of communities and individuals to make a difference in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

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We have developed a range of media resources to support our campaign. Businesses and organisations can download the Partner Pack for guidance on how to use the resources along with appropriate and effective messaging to help raise awareness.

Have you been a victim or witness of harassment?

Have you been a victim of harassment or would like more information about how to safety intervene? We've listed the information below to help you.

What is harrasment?

If someone’s repeatedly behaving in a way towards you that’s making you feel scared, distressed or threatened, then you may be a victim of stalking or harassment. Find out more on the relevant links.

Staffordshire Police
Enough Campaign

How do I report harassment?

Staffordshire Police – If you, or someone you know, has been a victim of stalking or harassment there are a few different ways you can report it to the police.

StreetSafe – to anonymously report public places where you have felt or feel unsafe, because of environmental issues, e.g. street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism and/or because of some behaviours, e.g. being followed or verbally abused.

British Transport Police – The free Railway Guardian app helps you report crime to British Transport Police and provides information on what to do if you see sexual harassment on trains or at stations.

Further Information

Staffordshire Women’s Aid

The Survivors Trust (Rape and Sexual Violence Services)

Staffordshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Staffordshire Police

New Era – the new holistic Domestic Abuse (DA) service operating across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

End Violence Against Women (for specialist women’s support services)

Suzy Lamplugh Trust (Campaigning, education and support focusing on stalking)

Help and Support available to you

Visit our Support page for further information and advice on where to go for support.

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