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Safer Walsall Partnership

Working together for a safer borough

Surviving Lockdown

The Domestic Abuse Helpline took more than 40,000 calls during the first three months of lockdown in 2020.  Here, you will find links and key contact numbers across the 7 local authorities across the west midlands and a link to the government’s web page for their domestic abuse campaign. 

 

If you feel at risk of abuse, there is help and support available to you, including the police, online support, helplines and refuges. You can find translated information about these and other services on this page.

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help#coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse

Women’s Aid also have guidance documents on domestic abuse and coronavirus available in a number of languages for victims, family and friends, and community members of those affected.

 

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-and-support-resources/

 

Other resources on this website include an easy read guide, keeping safe and getting help, Safety and wellbeing advice for survivors, advice for friends and neighbours. 

 

In partnership with fellow specialist organisations, Women’s Aid have put together some advice and information about support available. Please see below to view the videos outlining this advice in British Sign Language.

 

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-resource-hub/covid-19-resource-hub-safety-advice-in-british-sign-language/