Cut It Out training session available

Hairdresser talking to client

Cut It Out, a domestic abuse awareness campaign, was first launched in Norfolk following the death of Kerri McAuley.

Kerry was killed in 2017 by her abusive partner. Before her death, Kerri had disclosed to her hairdresser that she was the victim of abuse and reached out for support. Sadly, nobody grasped how serious the situation was.

For many victims of domestic abuse, hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons are safe spaces. Many are at ease with salon staff and can trust and confide in them. Therefore, salon professionals are in a unique position to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse in their clients.

With proper training, salon professionals can become important community partners. They can help in reducing the impact of domestic abuse.

We are offering a free 1-hour online training session for professionals working in the hair and beauty industry.

This can be anyone across the following areas:

  • Bracknell Forest
  • Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Slough
  • Wokingham

The training will include information on:

  • what domestic abuse is
  • how you can recognise the signs of domestic abuse in your clients
  • what to do if a client says they are being abused
  • which services you can signpost clients to who are victims of domestic abuse

How to book

The session is scheduled for Monday 24 November from 6pm to 7pm. You can visit the Eventbrite page to book your place.

Please note that the deadline for booking your place is Monday 19 November. Your Microsoft Teams invite will be included in the ‘event details’ of your confirmation email.

For further information, please contact sophie.wing-king@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.

After the training

After the training you will receive resources for future use and a certificate of participation.

Please note

Domestic abuse is an emotive and difficult topic. Whilst the course will be delivered sensitively, tutors can accept no responsibility for any distress caused during training.