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Domestic Violence support during Covid-19

By Manisha Walia

Government measures introduced to deal with Coronavirus (COVID-19) have drastically changed people’s daily routines and lives. It is recognised that the order to stay at home can cause anxiety and fear for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse.

It is essential to note that the household isolation instruction as a result of coronavirus does not apply if you need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse.

Please remember that there is help and support available to you, including police response, online support, helplines, refuges and other services.

Please see for guidance on seeking support during this time:

  • Call 999 and ask for the police if you or someone else is in immediate danger.
  • Silent calls will work if you are unable to speak. Call 999 and then press 55 when prompted to use the Silent Solution system.
  • You can register with the Police text service- text REGISTER to 999. You will get a text which tells you what to do next.  Do this when it is safe so you can text when you are in danger.
  • In addition to this you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline for free and in confidence, 24-hours a day on 0808 2000 247. If you are unable to pick up the phone you can chat live online on Monday – Friday between 3pm – 6pm.

Willsons Solicitors are open for business and we are contactable by video conferencing, telephone and email.

Willsons are experts in Family Law and our team specialises in the resolution of matrimonial disputes, civil partnership disputes, divorce, financial issues, domestic violence, child arrangement orders, and adoption and care proceedings involving social services.

Although seeking helping for family law issues is never pleasant, but Willsons Solicitors provide a sympathetic, confidential and efficient service on all aspects of Family Law. Our team ensures that matters are dealt with swiftly and you are able to liaise easily with Willsons Solicitors to ensure that all issues are definitively resolved.

Please do not hesitate to contact our team on 02476 387 821. You can also contact us by clicking here.

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