Since the UK-wide CONVID-10 lockdown began on 23rd March 2020, there has been a 49% increase in calls and online requests for help relating to domestic abuse.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have made information and resources available to parishes and communities. The Bishops’ Conference reflect that:

“Every person has a right to live their life free from violence, abuse, intimidation and fear. Catholic parishes can play an important role in the fighting the scourge of domestic abuse, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic”.

Significantly, if you are immediate danger, please contact the police directly on 999.

If you would like to seek help, please contact:

Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline
0808 200 0247
www.natonaldahelpline.org.uk

Live Fear Free helpline (Wales)
0808 80 10 800
www.livefearfree.gov.wales

Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327
www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Rape Crisis (England and Wales)
0808 802 9999
www.rapecrisis.org.uk

 

There is more information in the link below. Press ‘Additional Helpline’.

Information from the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
Additional Helpline Contact Details and Information