For most of us, the current situation is one where we are taking time to appreciate the small things that matter in life such as spending time with immediate family at home but for some people the time at home doesn’t mean happy family times.
Domestic violence charities are warning that self isolation and social distancing could rise to more instances of domestic violence as people are forced to spend more time at home. Money worries will be escalating for many and with this increased tension and pressure it will push some people over the brink to display violent and often terrifying behaviour for their victims. It will make the behaviour of some perpetrators even worse than before and the fear and dread of the men and women enduring this comes at a time when there is literally no escape for them.
Women’s Aid have offered some practical advice about how to stay safe. They recommend keeping a mobile phone with you at all times. They also recommend familiarising yourself with the Silent System. If you call 999 for assistance and are unable to speak then by pressing 55 the operator will transfer your call to the local police as an emergency.
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Some support lines may be offering reduced services but help is still out there if you need it.
If you find yourself the victim of a domestic assault and you want to claim compensation for your injuries then please contact SHU Law on 01142255891 of email email@example.com.