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Workshop 3: Keeping Safe: Domestic Abuse and Covid-19

if you or someone else is in immediate danger please call 999 and ask for the police. Silent calls will work if you are not safe to speak – use the Silent Solution system and call 999 and then press 55.

If after accessing these resources you would like the opportunity to participate in an online, interactive, facilitated group discussion on this subject please register your interest. We will arrange a date based on demand and contact you by email with further details.Opens a external web page

Introduction

Introduction from Clare Grist and Teri Cudby Suffolk's Domestic Abuse Champion Coordinators

Clare and Teri talk about the impact of lockdown and isolation on those experiencing domestic abuse, along with some important messages about support that is still available and what family, friends and professionals can do to help. Click on the link below to listen.

Want to know more about from Domestic Abuse? Additional resources section

Video from Crimestoppers: Domestic abuse: Speak Up. Stop Crime. Stay Safe

An estimated 2 million adults experienced domestic abuse across the UK each year. If you’re concerned about someone trapped in a cycle of abuse, you can contact Crimestoppers by phone and online, 24/7, 365 days a year. Speak up. Stop crime. Stay safe.

An animation from Leeway showing a child’s perspective of domestic abuse

Sowing the Seeds: Children’s experience of domestic abuse and criminalityOpens or downloads a document

A report from the Office of the Victim’s Commissioner on children’s experience of domestic abuse and criminality. Released April 2020.

This report explores the overlap between children’s experience of domestic abuse and children’s offending behaviour and makes recommendations for early intervention and consistent practice.

Staying safe at home: Podcast discussion with Jo Silver and Rachel WilliamsOpens a external web page

In this podcast, Jo Silver talks to Rachel Williams – survivor, campaigner and SafeLives Pioneer, about what people currently living with an abuser may be feeling at this time, and some tips on how people can help to keep themselves and each other safe. For information and resources from SafeLives during the COVID-19 situation. Please note, this podcast was recorded remotely from Jo and Rachel’s homes, so the sound quality may vary at times

Getting support

if you or someone else is in immediate danger please call 999 and ask for the police. Silent calls will work if you are not safe to speak – use the Silent Solution system and call 999 and then press 55.

Suffolk County Council: Help and advice if you or someone you know is the victim of domestic abuse.Opens a external web page

Help and advice from Suffolk County Council if you or someone you know is the victim of domestic abuse.

Suffolk County Council: Abusive relationships advice for young peopleOpens a external web page

Find local and national help and advice for young people who are victims of domestic abuse.

SafeLives: Domestic abuse and COVID-19Opens a external web page

This is a difficult and worrying time for everyone – but particularly so for adults and children living with abuse, and the professionals working hard to support them. The page above has resources to help support you through this time, and SafeLives will be adding more as things progress

Leeway: Support to adults, young people and children who are experiencing domestic abuse in Norfolk and Suffolk.Opens a external web page

Leeway is an independent charity providing support to adults, young people and children who are experiencing domestic abuse in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Participation opportunity

If you would like the opportunity to participate in an online, interactive, facilitated group discussion on this subject please register your interest using the link here or at the top of the page.

We will arrange a date based on demand and contact you by email with further details.

 

 

 

 

 

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if you or someone else is in immediate danger please call 999 and ask for the police. Silent calls will work if you are not safe to speak – use the Silent Solution system and call 999 and then press 55.