Keep yourself and your family safe from Domestic Abuse
The order to stay at home can cause anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse is unacceptable in any situation - no matter what stresses people are under. Home should be a place of safety and measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 mean that victims and those at risk of domestic abuse may be trapped at home with abusive partners or family members. Children will also be impacted - they are often the silent victims of domestic abuse.
Social Isolation is important, but your safety is priority!
Our domestic abuse services remain open and available for specialist help, support and advice:
You can also ring the free 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
In an emergency
1) Dial 999
2) Listen to the questions from the 999 operator
3) Respond by coughing or tapping the handset if you can.
4) If prompted press 55 - this lets the 999 call operator know it’s a genuine emergency and you’ll be put through to the police