Sources: Home Office, Welsh Government, Scottish Government
Date: 29 March – 02 April 2020
The Home Office has published guidance highlighting help and support available to victims of domestic abuse during the coronavirus outbreak in England. The Welsh Government has announced a range of measures to help those at risk, especially those who may find it hard to seek help if they are isolated at home with a violent or abusive partner. The Scottish Government has made funds available to Scottish Women’s Aid and Rape Crisis Scotland to ensure that access to these services is maintained during the crisis.
Read the guidance for England: Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of domestic abuse
Read the press release for Wales: Support for victims of domestic abuse
Read the news story for Scotland:Support for victims of domestic violence during COVID-19 outbreak