Hairdressers, barbers and beauticians in Sutton will soon receive training on...Hairdressing? Shaving? Lipstick applying?
They will be offered the coaching as part of a new drive in the borough to tackle domestic abuse called Transform, Sutton.
The council's thought process behind this revolves around the idea that as people often share personal information with stylists and hairdressers that they might not discuss with family or friends.Well, they probably won't now that there's a chance they'll be listening in waiting to contact the authorities!
It comes after Sutton hairdressers, beauticians and students attended an event to find out more about the scheme and sign up for training, alongside the new Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales Nicole Jacobs.
The event was organised by the NHS locally and the Local Authority, with support from the area’s domestic abuse transformation board made up of a host of local organisations.Ah, well. It's only taxpayer money.