If you, or anyone you know is at risk of, or experiencing domestic abuse, you can leave your home to seek refuge. The police will respond to your calls and support services remain available. #YouAreNotAlone
If you are in immediate danger, call 999 - and press 55 on a mobile if you are unable to talk, and you will be put through to the police.
We all need to play our part in supporting our friends, family, neighbours and communities at this time.
No-one should be scared of their partner or family member. There is #NoExcuseForAbuse. Let’s look after each other.
- Home is not always the safe haven it should be. Help and support remains available for victims of domestic abuse and their children who may be cut off from their normal lifelines and support at this time.
- All forms of domestic abuse are not acceptable in any situation.
- Each year over 2 million people in the UK suffer some form of domestic abuse
- The isolation advice relating to COVID-19 does not apply to people that are at risk of, or are experiencing, domestic abuse. They are still encouraged to leave their homes and seek refuge.
- Police will respond to your calls and support services remain available.
- People who might be experiencing domestic abuse should call 999 if they are in immediate danger and ask for the police, if they are unable to talk, call 999 and press 55 if on a mobile – this will ensure you are connected to the relevant police force.
- Lots of further help and information on how to seek support is available here