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Domestic Abuse and Covid-19

Following further media coverage regarding Domestic Abuse, the Met Police want to highlight the importance of this to the public during these times.

Message from the Met Police
We continue to urge victims of domestic abuse, and people who suspect that friends and family members might be suffering at the hands of an abusive partner while COVID-19 restrictions are in place, to please speak out. Across London, the Met is continuing to prioritise and respond to domestic abuse calls. We continue to work closely with partners to ensure victims receive the support and service they need.

Support Agencies

The 24/7 National Domestic Abuse helpline, which offers support to victims and people affected by domestic abuse, is free to call on 0808 2000 247.

The Respect Phoneline provides confidential advice and support to help perpetrators stop being violent and abusive, and is free to call 0808 8024040

Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327 a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence and those supporting them www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Karma Nirvana: 0800 5999 247 Mon to Fri 9am–5pm supporting victims of honour based abuse and forced marriage www.karmanirvana.org.uk

Hour Glass: 0808 808 8141 challenging the abuse of older people in all its forms www.wearehourglass.org

Galop LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428 www.galop.org.uk

Childline: 0800 1111 If you’re a child or young person and domestic abuse is happening in your home or relationship.

For more information about support services that are available, go to https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/

For government guidance aimed at people in danger of domestic abuse during coronavirus, go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse