Domestic Abuse – Where to get help during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Covid – 19 – Northumbria DA poster version 2Our message to victims and survivors of domestic abuse

SafeLives Safety planning guide for victims and survivors during COVID-19 (1)

Our message to victims and survivors of domestic abuse

We know that if you are currently experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse you will know what being isolated and frightened will feel like. You might be worried about self-isolating with someone who is harming you. We’ve created this to help you think about what you might do over the coming weeks to stay safe.

You are not alone in this.

You are a survivor, equipped with the knowledge, strength and tools that help keep you and your family safe every day.

Attached are some things you can think about if this is happening to you. Remember that you are an expert in your own situation and only take on advice that feels safe and relevant to you. It is important to try and think about the things that may change or make you more unsafe, especially thinking through now how you might get help if you need it. We also know that, like everyone, you could be worried about contracting the virus and the NHS website can give you advice around this.

We’ve also attached some contact numbers, where you can get help, wherever you are.

Always remember that the abuse you are experiencing is not your fault.