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In an emergency you should call 999

If you are unable to speak on the phone, after 20 seconds the operator will put you through the silent solutions team who will ask you to press 55 to confirm it's not safe to speak. Then they will ask you a series of questions that that you can answer by pressing a number on your key pad.

Are you experiencing domestic abuse?

If you think you may be in an abusive situation, there is help out there, whether you are based in the UK or internationally. You have a right to life without abuse; you are precious and can be restored. Life doesn’t have to be this way. There is another, better, way.

Being restored and getting free from abuse can take a long time and seeking help can be the first step in doing this.

What is abuse?

Covid-19 and Domestic Abuse: A Toolkit for Survivors

Covid-19 created an additional nightmare for those living with an abuser. Abuse already happened behind closed doors, lockdown just made it worse as victims lost the respite of going to work and getting out of the house for a while. Abusers were able to manipulate the rules to increase their control of their victim's movements.

If you or someone you know is living with abuse then take a moment to read our Covid-19 Toolkit.

Read our Covid-19 Toolkit

Women

Call on the freephone, 24- hour, National Domestic Abuse Helpline

0800 2000 247

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Men

Call on the freephone, National Respect Men's helpline:

0808 8010327

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