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Domestic Abuse Advice and Support

Home Office Coronavirus support for victims of domestic abuse


The government has released advice to support victims of domestic abuse, whether physical or otherwise, which we would like to draw your attention to here.  The government acknowledges that 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 you are under.

For anyone who feels they are at risk of abuse, it is important to remember that there is help and support available to you.


What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is more than physical violence. It can also include, but is not limited to:

  • coercive control and ‘gaslighting’
  • economic abuse
  • online abuse
  • verbal abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse


Where to get help

If you believe you are being abused, or worried you may commit domestic abuse, please use the following services which can help you.  If you feel that you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police.  If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999 and then press 55. This will transfer your call to the relevant police force who will assist you without you having to speak.

A website that provides guidance and support. 

There’s a free and confidential number which can be accessed 24 hours a day: 0808 2000 247

If you are worried about hurting the ones you love during this

troubling time, have a look at this website for help and advice: 0808 802 4040


Stay safe.  Do not suffer in silence.


If home isn't safe