If you’re a relative or friend who is concerned about someone who has either told you they have been abused, or you suspect abuse, you may feel confused and powerless about what to do.
Watching someone you care about is painful and can leave you feeling helpless. Understanding and working through your own feelings will help you support them.
Be aware that if the abuser becomes aware that you are helping them, they will do everything in their power to stop any contact between you. Unfortunately, they will probably succeed, and your friend / family member will be more isolated.
If you suspect a child or vulnerable adult has been abused, you must report it to either the Police or Children Social Care or Adult Social Care. The Police have specially trained officers who will contact you.
A SAFE SPACE FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC ABUSE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. UK SAYS NO MORE has teamed up with Boots UK to launch Safe Spaces in their pharmacies across the UK. People affected by domestic abuse will be able to access the consultation rooms in Boots UK pharmacies, where they will be able to […]
Safer Cornwall have produced a series of videos giving practical advice to those experiencing domestic abuse during Covid-19… Tip 1: Accessing domestic abuse and sexual violence support. Tip 2: Preparation increases safety. Tip 3: Get up & go bag. Tip 4: Advice if abuse escalates. Tip 5: Keeping a journal.
Staying safe during COVID-19 A guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse Safe Lives have produced a guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse for staying safe during Covid-19. ”Our message to victims and survivors of domestic abuse…We know that if you are currently experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse you will know […]