A woman who looks distressed, hugging her own legsStatistics have revealed that domestic violence has risen sharply since the start of the coronavirus lockdown. The UK’s largest domestic abuse charity, Refuge, has reported a 700% increase in calls to its helpline in a single day, while a separate helpline for perpetrators of domestic abuse seeking help to change their behaviour, received 25% more calls after the start of the Covid-19 lockdown. 

Please do not hesitate in seeking support.