On Saturday the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, set out the actions the Government is taking to support domestic abuse victims as well as increasing awareness of where people can access help during this difficult time.
The Government are providing £2million in funding to immediately bolster domestic abuse helplines and support. The Home Office is working with charities and the Domestic Abuse Commissioner to ensure this money is being spent where most effective and that frontline charities and organisations have the help they need.
The Home Secretary also launched an awareness campaign demonstrating that help is available at any time. Adverts will be running across social media showing where people can get help. Materials will be made available to a wide range of partners including charities and supermarkets.
Help is available via a 24 hour Freephone helpline, the National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247 (run by Refuge) and online: https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
If you are in an emergency, please call 999. If you’re worried someone might be monitoring your devices, exit this website and visit from a device only you have access to.
Anybody requiring urgent medical or police assistance should call 999. For those at risk, unable to say over the phone what help is needed, they should stay on the line and when prompted by the operator dial 55. This will let emergency services know that it is a Domestic Abuse incident and does not put the victim at risk.