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

 

 

 

  • 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

 

 

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

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