Despite the UK being on lockdown to stop coronavirus speading, domestic abuse victims will be allowed to leave their home to seek help at refuges which remain open. This response has come as Police have warned that the new rules made victims more vulnerable.
If you need assistance due to abuse, whether physical, emotional or otherwise, please call the Family team at Dutton Gregory who are there to support you.
T: 02380 221344
"I am acutely aware that the necessary guidelines about social distancing and self-isolation may leave the victims of hidden crime, such as domestic abuse and child sexual abuse, feeling especially isolated, vulnerable and exposed," said Ms Patel, in her newspaper column. "But my message to every potential victim is simple: we have not forgotten you and we will not let you down.