Tackling women’s safety and domestic abuse during COVID-19

  • The NHS website has advice on spotting the signs of domestic abuse and domestic violence and where to go for help. The NHS also has a webpage for those who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
  • If you are worried that a friend, neighbour or loved one is a victim of domestic abuse then you can call the freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline number 0808 2000 247 and associated online support is available.
  • If you believe there is an immediate risk of harm to someone, or it is an emergency, you should always call 999.
  • Respect is an anonymous and confidential helpline for men and women who are harming their partners and families. The helpline also takes calls from partners or ex-partners, friends and relatives who are concerned about perpetrators.
  • Government guidance available on Domestic abuse: get help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak where you can find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse. In particular, the government pages have translated guidance, welfare benefits and housing advice as well as advice on how to get legal help.
  • If you live/work in CamdenCamden Safety Net provides an advice service for anyone experiencing domestic violence.