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
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)
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;
- and their families.
We aim to tackle domestic abuse and sexual violence in forms and ensure support is accessible to throughout Cornwall.
- Cornwall Care and Support Directory provides details of support providers across Cornwall.
- Disrespect Nobody website for teenage rape prevention campaign.
- The Counselling Directory can help you locate local counselling providers.
- The Hate crime page has more information about organisations who can help.
- Make a referral to Safeguarding Adults.