Published: 21st April 2020
Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced the Government’s support for domestic abuse victims during the coronavirus pandemic, highlighting that if anyone is at risk of, or experiencing domestic abuse, help is still available.
Under the hashtag #YouAreNotAlone, the campaign aims to reassure those affected by domestic abuse that support services remain available during this difficult time. The campaign will encourage members of the general public to show their solidarity and support for those who may be suffering, by sharing a photo of a heart on their palm, and asking others to do the same, to show victims that they are not alone and to convey to perpetrators that domestic abuse is unacceptable in any circumstances.
Domestic abuse can take a variety of forms - physical, emotional, financial or sexual. When it occurs, swift and positive action is key to preventing repeated occurrences. As well as directly affecting the parties involved, it can have huge repercussions on family, friends and children.
When children are witnesses to domestic violence, it can have a huge negative impact on their emotional wellbeing, even more so if they are victims of domestic abuse. In order to protect children from domestic violence and abuse, the same actions should be taken that are mentioned above.
We have specialist lawyers who have experience in dealing with a variety of domestic abuse cases, so please get in touch and let us explain more about what we can do. Whatever your circumstances, please contact us if you are suffering, feel threatened or are simply unsure of your situation and would like some legal advice. We are also proud to support local domestic abuse charities, offering support and advice to their volunteers and those they help.
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