Domestic abuse and sexual violence - help and advice

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.


For people living with domestic abuse, coronavirus measures may have serious impacts on their lives.

For some people, home is not always a safe place. Covid restrictions may cause some adults and children to feel even more worried.

Safer Cornwall have produced the following information to provide guidance and support: Support for those living with domestic abuse during the Covid-19 outbreak | Safer Cornwall

Domestic abuse can be:

  • threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional)
  • between intimate partner, ex-partners, family members
  • experienced by people over the age of 16

Whatever form it takes, domestic abuse is rarely a one-off incident.

It is often a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviour and can get worse over time. Domestic abuse can take in the home, but can happen in a public place or in the workplace.

For support, contact our local domestic abuse and sexual violence service, Safer Futures:

saferfutures.org.uk 0300 777 4777 (9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri)

Or:

Cornwall Refuge Trust’s 24hr helpline on 01872 225629 for support outside of those hours.

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence can happen to anyone and effects;

  • individuals
  • and their families.

We aim to tackle domestic abuse and sexual violence in forms and ensure support is accessible to throughout Cornwall.

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