The Coronavirus is presenting many challenges, risks and worries across the world.

Safespots recognises the risks that self isolation poses to victims of domestic abuse and lock down is an incredibly concerning time for many in our community.

At Safespots, we remain committed to providing support to victims of abuse by working remotely. Please call 07873 889637 should you require assistance during this time.

Updates will be made via our facebook and twitter accounts and we ask that if you have symptoms of the Coronavirus that you contact the NHS immediately on 111.

This is an incredibly difficult time but we want to assure you that we will continue to offer support to those who need it to the best of our ability.

Their Rights

Their Rights

Legal Rights

Domestic abuse is against the law so they can:

  • Report their abuser to the police.
  • They can also use the ‘civil’ law to protect themselves and their children, without involving police.
  • In an emergency they can call 999.
  • Make an application to the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (Clare’s Law).  They have the right to ask if their partner may pose a risk.  You may also apply to make enquiries into the partner of your friend or family member.

To talk to somebody about this, please give us a call on 07873889637 or email info@safespots.org.uk 

Our support service is available Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

Housing

If they are fleeing domestic abuse, they have rights around housing.  They can:

  • Go to a refuge.
  • Seek support from the local council to access help around homelessness.
  • Access support to make their property safer.

To talk to somebody about this, please give us a call on 07873889637 or email info@safespots.org.uk 

Our support service is available Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

Finances and Benefits

There are steps your friend/ loved one can take to regain their financial independence and begin to re-build their life, free from fear.  They can:

  • Seek support in accessing government benefits.
  • Take steps to protect their own accounts and finances.
  • Get support and guidance to enter employment.

Advice around money and benefits can be found by contacting Citizens Advice on 0808 278 7800

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