Coronavirus : Domestic Abuse Support16 April 2020
We know that the requirement to stay at home as part of the COVID-19 emergency measures will place many at additional risk of violence and abuse. We are still here to help you - our Helplines are open and all of us are working and keeping in touch with each and every person who needs us. Refuges are sill taking in families, where it is safe to do so. Women's Aid Federation England have published advice for all survivors of domestic abuse https://www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-advice-for-survivors/
The message – ‘stay safe in your home’ – is not always the case for those in abusive relationships, home is far from safe at the best of times. Safety apps such as Hollie Guard and Brightsky feature silent safeguarding options that can help you to signal for help, if you need it.