Domestic Abuse during Covid-19 – Support

The NHS website has advice online for the public https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/getting-help-for-domestic-violence/ on spotting the signs for domestic abuse and domestic violence and where to go for help. The NHS also has a help page for those who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

The Home Office have launched a national campaign to raise awareness of the dedicated support available. The campaign will highlight that isolation rules do not apply in the case of domestic abuse and that police response and support services remain available.

The Home Office is promoting the freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse
Helpline number is 0808 2000 247 and associated online support available at
nationaldahelpline.org.uk
As part of the campaign, the Home Office has produced detailed advice for those
experiencing domestic abuse and domestic violence. In addition, Respect is an
anonymous and confidential helpline for men and women who are harming their
partners and families. The helpline also takes calls from partners or ex-partners,
friends and relatives who are concerned about perpetrators. A webchat service is
available.