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Domestic violence

The Government has put in a number of measures to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). These include social-distancing, self-isolation, closing schools and working from home. The most to date information can be found here

You might be more worried about your physical and emotional safety during this time, particularly if you’re experiencing abuse from someone you live with. Remember abuse is a reason for you to leave your home.

During the COVID-19 restrictions, domestic and sexual violence services will continue to provide support and advice to you. These services may not be able to meet in person but will be available on the telephone or online to help you keep you and your family safe.

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Domestic violence

Domestic violence can affect anyone and can harm your physical and emotional wellbeing. Domestic abuse can be from a partner, ex-partner or family member and can be:

  • Threatening behaviour
  • Stalking
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Economic abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Emotional harm
  • Coercive and controlling behaviour
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