Are you a victim of domestic abuse? Do you know what domestic abuse is?
Women’s Aid describes domestic abuse as:
“An incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer.”
It can happen to men or women.
As a victim of domestic abuse you may be more at risk now with the corona crisis lockdown restrictions. It might be more difficult for you to find safety as it’s difficult to leave the house and tensions may run high with your abuser being stuck in the house with you.
Please remember –
– You can still leave the house if you feel in danger of your personal safety.
– You can still call the police for emergency help.
– There are many great organisations providing help for victims of abuse. They provide a variety of support, including; online help, telephone help lines and refuges. Here are some of the organisations that can help:
The Dash Charity
– Family law solicitors are still working so you can get advice about your situation and if necessary apply to the family court for emergency court orders – e.g. a non molestation injunction and occupation order.
– The government information for victims of abuse during Covid-19 is also a helpful resource- Government Guidance.
Do what you can to stay safe. If you need help, seek it in a safe way.
Please note: I have other blogs to read in this series – Corona Crisis.
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