Coronavirus advice

We are aware many of our residents and businesses have been seriously affected by coronavirus and are working to provide support in whatever way we can.

Coronavirus advice and information

Social distancing and domestic abuse

Published Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Whilst we are all being asked to maintain social distance due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this can make life even more difficult for those vulnerable or at risk from domestic abuse.

So, what can you, as a neighbour or friend, do to help, particularly in these difficult times?

·         Please listen out for your neighbours and call for help (999) if you think someone is at risk

·         If safe to do so, please reach out to anyone you believe is in an abusive relationship and encourage them to contact a support organisation for advice and support in particular around safety planning during these times

·         If it is not safe for the survivors themselves to contact a support organisation then they can support friends, family and any professional so they can safely pass information on

·         Tell them about Outreach Services so when they are able, they can seek support from organisations such as East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services (ESDAS)

For information on the support available Surrey-wide please visit: www.surreyagainstda.info or view our community safety page.

 

 

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