Don’t suffer in silence – Domestic abuse during COVID-19 restrictions
Given the current climate, there is an increased risk to the safety and well-being of women, men and children who are at risk of experiencing domestic violence during the coronavirus outbreak.
Recent measures announced to tackle coronavirus, such as the order to stay at home, can cause anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is unacceptable in any situation, no matter what stresses you are under and irrespective of the current restrictions which are in place.
The Family Courts remain open to ensure protective measures are in place to vulnerable people at risk of domestic abuse. An Application for a Non Molestation Order and Occupation Order can be made with the assistance of local solicitors who remain open to offer assistance.
There are various organisations who can offer support and assistance throughout Leicestershire, especially to those who are under an immediate threat. The details of these organisations are listed below.
United Against Violence and Abuse (UAVA)
Living without Abuse (LWA)
Woman’s Aid Leicestershire