Domestic abuse - support and advice
Coronavirus has changed the lives of all people and although restrictions are starting to ease, support and advice remains as important as ever.
Today we would like to raise awareness of domestic violence, following the ‘You are not alone’ campaign that the government launched during the C19 crisis. For anyone who is experiencing or is at risk of abuse, there is help and support available.
How to report incidents of Domestic Abuse
If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police.
For those using mobile phones, there is a system in place called the Silent Solution for people who are in danger, but are unable to talk freely on the phone. Call 999 and respond by coughing or tapping the headset if you can’t easily speak. If prompted, press 55 and you will be put through to the police. You can read more about the Silent Solution here.
Where to get support and advice
There is a 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline available on 0808 2000 247 which is a free and confidential service. This is run by the charity Refuge and the website also has useful information on abuse, people's rights and advice on the support that is available.
The gov.uk website also has a list of organisations that offer support for men and women.
For Wrekin customers, there are a number of websites containing useful information on our Domestic Abuse page.
If you are concerned about someone experiencing abuse, please call the helpline number above.
10th June 2020