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COVID-19 Domestic Abuse Support

Dometic abuse

Please find below some services that can provide help, advice and guidance on domestic abuse.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger then please call 999 or for non-emergencies and complaints call 111.

Dometic abuse

What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic Abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour or violence or abuse between those aged over 16 years who are or have been in an intimate relationship or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional abuse. Domestic Abuse also includes so called ‘Honour based violence’, forced marriage and FGM.

How to Seek Help

If you are concerned that someone you know may be a risk of imminent harm then please contact the Police via 999.

If you feel you are at imminent risk please call 999 – if you are unable to speak please use the below:

If you are unable to talk dial 999 from a mobile and when prompted press 55. Please do not hang up but cough, whisper or tap on the handset to let the call handler know you need help but cannot talk. Please do not hang up – your call will be transferred to the Police.

If you need to leave the house due to domestic or sexual abuse then this is a legitimate reason during lockdown. You can leave the house for your own or other family member’s personal safety or well-being. 

The National Rail network will provide safe transport by train to a place of safety for anyone fleeing domestic abuse. 

Nottingham City & Nottinghamshire County Council will provide safe emergency accommodation for anyone fleeing domestic Abuse during the current lockdown. This can be accessed via Housing Aid.

Local services

  • Women Experiencing Domestic Abuse can contact the Juno Women’s Aid helpline 24 hours a day on: 0808 800 0340
  • Men experience Domestic Abuse can contact the Equations Men’s support service during office hours on: 0115 9605556 or on http://www.equation.org.uk/need-help/

Please also view the services below and look at the links in the external links section for other organisations that can help:

Women's Aid

A national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. They can offer help and support to people suffering domestic abuse. 

Visit Women's Aid or call their 24 hour helpline on 0808 2000 247

Juno Women's Aid - Local Service

  • Women Experiencing Domestic Abuse can contact the Juno Women’s Aid helpline 24 hours a day on: 0808 800 0340
  • If you are at imminent risk call 999.

Equation

Equation (formerly known as the Nottinghamshire Domestic Violence Forum) works across Nottinghamshire to reduce and prevent domestic violence.

Visit Equation or call their 24 hour helpline on 0808 800 0340.

Equation Men's Support - Local Service

For Men experiencing Domestic Abuse can contact the Equations Men’s support service during office hours on: 0115 9605556 or on http://www.equation.org.uk/need-help/ 

If you are at imminent risk call 999.

The Nottingham City Sanctuary Scheme

Nottingham City Council runs a Sanctuary scheme which supports survivors of domestic abuse to remain safely within their own homes. If you would like further information on this please e-mail sanctuary@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.

Nottingham City Homes

If you are a Nottingham city Homes tenant you can speak to you housing provider directly. Please see here for Nottingham City Homes information on domestic abuse.

National Government Guidance

Domestic abuse: get help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.

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