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Experiencing domestic abuse during lockdown

1 April 2020

Important update | Your health and safety |

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If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police – the police will continue to respond to emergency calls

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.

The social distancing and isolation guidelines to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19) means our lives have had to change.

On the weekend of 27 March – 29 March, calls to the UK national abuse hotline went up by 65%, according to the domestic abuse commissioner for England and Wales.

Domestic abuse is unacceptable in any situation, no matter what stresses you are under.

Having to stay at home may cause anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse. If you feel you are at risk of abuse, there is help and support available to you. Guidance is also available to help perpetrators change their behaviour.

For further information on Trivallis’ work and the support available in our communities, visit: