Covid-19 and Domestic Abuse

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There is further information in this section around support available for survivors and information for professionals.

Survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence may feel particularly alone & at risk during self-isolation. The Kingston Domestic Violence Hub is open and offering support via telephone and email. Their telephone line is open Monday to Friday (9:30am - 5pm) - call 0208 547 6046.

For 24/7 advice for yourself or someone else, contact the freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247

The Kingston MARAC is operating remotely and will take place once a month via conference call.  Please keep referring all high risk cases to MARAC as usual, this procedure has not changed. Contact Kingston MARAC to request a referral form.  For more information on the Kingston MARAC, please go here.

Additional National and Pan-London Resources:

  • The Police: 
    • Available 24/7
    • Emergency – 999
    • Non-emergency – 101
  • Refuge National Domestic Abuse Helpline
    • Available 24/7
    • 08082000247
  • Women’s Aid Live Chat:  
    • If it’s unsafe or you’re unable to speak on the phone, the online chat operates from 10am- 12pm Monday to Friday (two hours daily) 
  • GALOP LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline (London): 
    • Available Monday to Friday 10am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4pm
    • 02077042040
  • Women and Girls Network Advice Line: 
    • Available Monday to Friday 10am-4pm and on Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm 
    • 08088010660
  • Women and Girls Network Sexual Violence Helpline: 
    • Available Monday to Friday 10am -12:30pm and 2:30-4pm and on Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm
    • 08088010770
  • South London Rape Crisis 
    • 0808 802 999
    • 12- 2:30pm daily and 7 - 9:30pm daily 

Support to change abusive behavior:

Stresses caused by Coronavirus are not an excuse for domestic abuse – abusing a partner, ex-partner or family member is always a choice.

  • The Respect Phoneline can help those who perpetrate abuse change their behaviour and is operating as usual. Call 0808 802 4040

Additional Resources:

Last Modified: 22/03/2023 09:43:44