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NELC Domestic Abuse + Covid-19

09/04/2020

We know that COVID-19 will have serious impacts on the lives of women, children and men who are experiencing domestic abuse. They may feel unsafe with the prospect of being isolated in the house with their perpetrator and the current restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the virus are likely to result in an increase in domestic abuse incidents.

Please be reassured that numerous local and national domestic abuse support services remain in place and are working hard to ensure they can still offer support during this challenging time.

If you, or someone you know, are affected by domestic abuse, call Women’s Aid (who support both men and women) on 01472 575757.

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police. 

If you can’t speak, dial 999 and, when the operator is on the line, press 55 on your telephone keypad to still get help.

For contact details of further domestic abuse support services visit: https://www.safernel.co.uk/domestic-abuse/domestic-abuse/#1517221618081-e14a1701-d8c1

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