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Domestic Abuse and the Covid-19 pandemic

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Local Support

We know that this is a difficult and challenging time for everyone – but particularly so for adults and children living with domestic abuse. It can also negatively affect survivors.

A local and national campaign  #No excuse for Abuse is being run to get the message across that if you or someone you know are experiencing domestic abuse during the coronavirus outbreak, local and national organisations want you to know: You are not alone, and help is still available.

Details of organisations that can help anyone experiencing domestic abuse can be found to the right (just click on the image to download the details).

You can also download both poster 1 and poster 2 below for displaying (if your premises are still open) or sharing on social media or your website.

As always, if you or someone else is in immediate danger please call 999 and ask for the Police

 

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National Support

#NoExcuseForAbuse

Galop - for members of the LGBT+ community. Galop runs the national LGBT+ domestic abuse link helpline. Tel 0800 9995428 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SupportLineSupportLine: provide telephone helpline and email counselling service.

Women's Aid provide survivors forum, a live chat Monday to Friday 10- 12pm and emails

Mankind provide a confidential helpline for male vicitms of domestic abuse Monday to Friday 10am- 4pm

National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) - Provides free and fast emergency injunction advice to individuals experiencing domestic abuse

Suzy Lamplugh Trust: National Stalking Helpline 

Rape Crisis England and Wales Rape Crisis Centres provide specialist support and services for survivors of sexual violence, whether it happened recently or a long time ago. Tel : 0808 802 9999

Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them. Telephone: 0808 801 0327

Support if you are worried about hurting someone

If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be an abuser, there is support available. Respect is an anonymous and confidential helpline for men and women who are harming their partners and families. The helpline also takes calls from (ex)partners, friends and relatives who are concerned about perpetrators.

Telephone: 0808 802 4040

Useful Apps /info for victims

Hollie Gazzard Trust: Free downloadable personal safety app available

BrigthtSky App Free downloadable app: providing support and information for anyone experiencing domestic abuse, or someone concerned about a friend or family member. In addition, the app is available for use by employers and service providers.

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