FOLLOWING the success of the initial training session, North Wales Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner are now able to offer a second domestic abuse training event for all employees in the hair and beauty industry based within the eastern area of North Wales.

Tackling domestic abuse is one of the key priorities under the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Plan and remains at the top of North Wales Police agenda.

The ‘Make the Cut’ event in Deeside’s Coleg Cambria will be formally opened by Jack Sargeant, the Assembly Member for Alyn and Deeside who is an advocate for victims of domestic abuse, on Monday, October 28.

Mike Taggart, domestic abuse lead for North Wales Police, said: “The success of the initial training session in Rhyl has meant we can now target people working in the hairdressing and beauty businesses based in Flintshire and Wrexham in order to raise awareness and help them recognise the signs of domestic abuse.”

“Our aim is to provide training to hair and beauty salon owners, employees and students to help them to identify the signs of their clients being abused and what they can then do to help, by signposting them to the various support agencies available to them. Survivors of domestic abuse will also talk about their experiences.”

Figures provided by North Wales Police state that one in four women and one in six men will be affected at some time in their lives by domestic abuse. They also show that, on average, two women are killed by their partner or ex-partner every week in England and Wales.

This free seminar will be open to all who work within the hair and beauty industry - including salon owners, hairdressers, barbers and beauty therapists.

There will be some light refreshments available.