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Domestic Abuse

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Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.

People across the UK have been given advice to stay at home in order to protect themselves and others during the coronavirus pandemic.

However, for those who are at risk of domestic abuse, we know that this may have caused anxiety and fear. For some adults and children, the new regulations mean that they are with their abuser for longer.

Whilst the government’s advice is to stay at home, anyone who is at risk of, or experiencing, domestic abuse, is still able to leave and seek refuge.

If you can only read this page, please remember:

  • In an emergency, always call 999.
  • If you can’t speak, call 999 and press 55; please stay on the line, listen to the call handler and answer questions, either by pushing buttons or coughing; the call handler will do everything they can to determine your location so they can deploy officers to you; if you can say one thing, please say your address;
  • If it’s a non-emergency, you can call 101 or make a report online on TVP website
  • If you don’t want to speak to the police, the National Domestic Abuse Helpline is free and open 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247.
  • Even under the coronavirus lockdown, you can still leave your home to seek refuge.
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Thames Valley Police wants to remind the public that the force will never tolerate domestic abuse. We are available 24/7 to provide help and support.

If you don’t want to speak to the police, the National Domestic Abuse Helpline is free and open 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247.

Read more on Thames Valley Police Website