|The restrictions in place to combat COVID-19 have increased the risk for people who are experiencing domestic abuse to be trapped with their abuser for longer periods of time. They have also impacted on the ways supporting agencies can safely reach out and offer help and advice.
The current circumstances are challenging for us all. However, for those living with an abusive partner or family member, it is an even more dangerous and traumatic time.
This is why local councils, Lancashire Police, support agencies, the NHS and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner have come together to create the #noexcuseforabuse campaign.
The campaign aims to raise awareness and understanding of domestic abuse, the help and support available to victims and perpetrators and how and where people can report their concerns.
There is no ‘them and us’ when we’re thinking about victims and survivors of domestic abuse. It affects our friends, family, neighbours and colleagues. If we all work together, we can take a stand against domestic abuse in our county. You can help by:
• Recognising that anyone can be affected by domestic abuse and it can happen in all types of relationships – couples, parents, grandparents or wider family members
Find out more about domestic abuse and the help and support available in Lancashire by visiting www.noexcuseforabuse.co.uk