Domestic & Emotional Abuse support during the COVID-19 pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic is a very worrying time for victims of domestic abuse, their children and the professionals working hard to support them. The stay-at-home measures required could have a serious effect on domestic abuse victims and there will be greater exposure to those perpetrating the crime. The isolation of families could exacerbate domestic abuse, as perpetrators will be more likely to be at home with the victim, and the traditional routes to help and support such as schools, GPs and workplaces may be closed. There will also be new domestic abuse cases during this period. Isolation will also mean there are less opportunities to identify the early warning signs of abuse as new domestic abuse cases emerges.
We hope that you will find these resources useful and supportive through this time and we will continue to add and update our resources as things progress.
If you are worried about yourself or someone you know, visit our Get Help page for a list of numbers and organisations you can get in touch with.
Date Published: 19 Jan 2021