Rise in Domestic Abuse Cases Nationwide as a Result of Covid-19
Concerns have been raised following a surge in domestic violence cases nationwide due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
The Respect phone line offers advice to individuals who have been violent towards their partners or are fearful conditions of the lockdown will lead to them losing control of their behaviour. There was an initial dip in calls at the start of the lockdown but an increase recorded recently.
The figures come as Refuge, the UK’s largest domestic abuse charity, reported a 120% increase in calls to its helpline.
Respect : www.respect.uk.net
Refuge : www.refuge.org.uk