For some, staying at home as a result of Covid-19 will have increased their risk of domestic abuse, sexual violence and coercive control, and even greater isolation. The need to stay home could increase an abuser’s power and control, with signs of abuse less visible, as victims have had fewer opportunities to access their usual supportive networks such as work, family or community groups.
The Home shouldn’t be a place of fear campaign continues to develop to let those at risk of violence and domestic abuse know that help is available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via Live Fear Free. There are a number of ways to get in touch with the Live Fear Free helpline and seek help, advice and support – by telephone, live chat, text or email. We also want to make sure that people who are concerned that someone they know may be experiencing abuse can also contact the helpline.
Home shouldn’t be a place of fear!