Go beyond the headline and the celebrity endorsement and this looks like a simple yet effective step to connect those suffering from domestic abuse with sources of support.
Thames Valley Police have launched a training course for hairdressers to help them recognise the signs of domestic abuse in their clients, and then signpost them to more appropriate sources of support.
Like most Family lawyer I regularly help clients deal with issues of domestic abuse, but I am acutely conscious that by the time someone has taken the step to speak to a solicitor they may have endured in silence for a long long time. Any initiative that can help the vulnerable access appropriate services and protection sooner is to be applauded.
CELEBRITY hairstylist Nicky Clarke visited an Oxford college this week where students have been taught to spot the signs of domestic abuse when they chat with clients.