Domestic Abuse Support During Lockdown
If you are suffering domestic abuse, remember you are not alone. Help is at hand and support services continue to be available across Warwickshire during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rules around social distancing do not prevent someone from leaving home to seek help if they are suffering abuse. Refuges remain open and the police will provide support to all individuals who are being abused – physically, emotionally, or otherwise.
If you are in immediate danger, always call 999 in an emergency. If you are unable to speak on the phone, when prompted, you can press ’55’ if ringing from a mobile to use the ‘Silent Solution’ system. More information on the silent solution can be found here.
Refuge – Warwickshire Domestic Violence Service is a countywide service that is still offering help and support to women, men and children experiencing domestic violence in Warwickshire. If you live in Warwickshire you can call 0800 408 1552 to speak to a support worker. If you are not able to call, please email DVSW@refuge.org.uk
You can also contact the Police, on 101, or Refuge, via the number above, if you have concerns about a friend, relative or neighbour. Please do report any concerns as those who are being abused may not have the opportunity to safely reach out for support themselves at the current time.
More information, and links for more support services, relating to domestic abuse can be found on our dedicated Talk2Someone website.
Have Your Say On Community Safety
Local residents and businesses are being asked for their views on community safety in Warwickshire to ensure the right services are being developed to help make people feel safer and secure.
COMPLETE THE SURVEY HERE
Victim’s Code Survey 2020
In addition, the Victim’s Commissioner wants to hear your experience of the criminal justice system to help inform their response to a revised Code of Practice for Victims (the “Victims’ Code”). This survey can be found here.
Welcome to Safe in Warwickshire
Safe in Warwickshire is brought to you by the multi-agency Safer Warwickshire Partnership Board.
Our aim is to reduce crime and disorder and promote safety in Warwickshire by providing support, advice and leadership to our partners and communities.
“Working together to prevent harm and protect the most vulnerable”
The agencies involved include Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Police, Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service, Warwickshire’s Probation Services, North Warwickshire Borough Council, Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council, Rugby Borough Council, Stratford District Council, Warwick District Council, health partners and voluntary sector organisations.
At a local level we work with the four Community Safety Partnerships in Warwickshire which are multi-agency partnerships based in North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Rugby and South Warwickshire.
We also work closely with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire and other partnerships including the Youth Justice Service, Drug and Alcohol Action Team and Warwickshire Against Domestic Abuse.
We are committed to working together to reduce crime and maintain quality of life for people who live, work and visit Warwickshire.
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