COVID-19- Domestic Abuse Support

Email our specialist team on DV1@hopscotchawc.org.uk

Are you experiencing Domestic Abuse?

What is domestic abuse?

Abuse is about being hurt but you can be hurt in many ways, like:

  • Being hit, punched or kicked
  • Someone saying they will hurt or kill you
  • Making fun of you
  • Locking you in
  • Taking your money
  • Forcing you to have sex with them
  • Controlling you – telling when can or cannot go
  • Talking about shame and honour of the family

Don’t suffer in silence, ask for help.

Solace Women’s Aid have produced resources for Domestic Abuse during the COVID-19 lockdown. They can be found here

You can call the following organisations for support:

Camden Safety Net (020 7974 2526) provides services to survivors of domestic abuse and/or sexual violence as well as to children affected by violence for those living, working or studying in Camden.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline (freephone) on 0808 2000 247 to know your rights and options

Contact the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) if you’re trying to stop a forced marriage or you need help leaving a marriage you’ve been forced into. Call on 020 7008 0151 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or you can email them at fmu@fco.gov.uk

Call Hopscotch on 0207 388 8198 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), or email us at DV1@hopscotchawc.org.uk

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust has produced a range of information on stalking, which is a growing problem. This information is available here

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If you believe you or someone you know is being stalked, please contact the National Stalking Helpline to speak to an advisor for support and advice on 0808 802 0300

In emergencies, call the police on 999

For more information on Forced Marriage, please click here.

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