Domestic abuse support shared by Oxfordshire County Council and partners

Domestic abuse advice is being shared by OCC and its partners in recognition that COVID-19 related movement restrictions will be having a direct impact on many individuals and families.  Existing abuse can escalate because of stress, anxiety and other challenges, whilst widespread health concerns and job losses may mean some people experience or use domestic abuse for the first time.

How and where to get help and support:

Anyone in immediate danger should phone 999.
Or if in danger and unable to talk on the phone, dial 999 and then press 55. This will transfer the call to police, who will assist without the caller having tospeak.
Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Services offers free advice:

0800 731 0055 (Mon-Fri 10am-7pm). Email

Alternatively, call the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline:

0808 2000 247.

Anybody worried about causing harm to the ones they love can get help by contacting Respect Phoneline 0808 802 4040.
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Posted on April 16, 2020 in Events in and around Dorchester