The government acknowledges that the order to stay at home can cause anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse.
There is never an excuse for domestic abuse, no matter what the circumstances are.
For anyone who feels they are at risk of abuse, it is important to remember that there is help and support available to you including police response, online support, helplines, refuges and other services. You are not alone. At Knowle Park Primary, we are also here to support you.
Covid 19 household isolation rules does not apply if you need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse.
For the latest government guidance and support CLICK HERE
Domestic and sexual abuse and violence is not acceptable. If you or someone you know is a victim, report it and get help
- call 999 if a crime is happening now or you’re in immediate danger
- call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
- fill in the online crime form (avonandsomerset.police.uk)
What is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. It can seriously harm children and young people and witnessing domestic abuse is child abuse. It's important to remember domestic abuse:
- can happen inside and outside the home
- can happen over the phone, on the internet and on social networking sites
- can happen in any relationship and can continue even after the relationship has ended
- both men and women can be abused or abusers.
If you are in immediate danger and can't talk on the phone, you can use the Silent Solution. This is a way to call 999 when it's not safe to speak.
To find out about the Silent Solution CLICK HERE
Types of Domestic Abuse
Domestic abuse can be emotional, physical, sexual, financial or psychological, such as:
- kicking, hitting, punching or cutting
- controlling someone's finances by withholding money or stopping someone earning
- controlling behaviour, like telling someone where they can go and what they can wear
- not letting someone leave the house
- reading emails, text messages or letters
- threatening to kill someone or harm them
- threatening to another family member or pet.
For NSPCC domestic abuse support
Support for Abuse and Violence in Bristol
Refuge 24-hour support helpline
Next Link Support and advice to women experiencing domestic abuse. CLICK HERE
Respect Men's Advice Line Support for men experiencing abuse. CLICK HERE
galop National LGBT domestic abuse support helpline. CLICK HERE
The Hideout Helping children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to them. CLICK HERE