The media has reported a rise in domestic abuse that is directly related to the coronavirus outbreak. David Lee Solicitors has a long history of aiding customers that are experiencing Domestic Abuse , and we do not intend to let the current pandemic stop us. Read on to learn how you can stay safe even in these trying times.
For some, quarantine is a very stressful situation. The potential for tension to arise in the home, as a result of Lockdown, food shortages, and possibly less money, might show itself as anger and abuse.
An abuser will attempt to manipulate any situation to take advantage of their perceived position of power.
Women, children, and men who live with domestic abuse have no escape from their abusers during quarantine. Or at least, that is the way it seems. In fact, the restrictions on leaving the home do not apply if you are experiencing domestic abuse. You are allowed to leave home to seek help at a refuge.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, there is help out there that is available to you.If your partner or someone in your household becomes violent or abusive, here is what you need to know:
- Try to avoid the kitchen, garage or anywhere else that might have potential weapons.
- Call 999. The police will provide support to all individuals who are being abused. If you are unable to speak, press 55 on your mobile phone to use the silent solution system.
- Keep your mobile phone, bank cards, a small amount of cash, and your keys, in a safe and accessible place.
- If you have children, agree a code word with them as a way to tell them that you are leaving the home.
- Call one of the many helplines available. Links to some of their websites and contact details are below.
The courts are still able to deal with applications for injunctions, called Non-Molestation Orders or
Occupation Orders. There is no Court fee to pay for making the application.
If you need to speak to us for free initial advice then please contact us on 01926 852188 or through our website.
There is no excuse for domestic abuse.