Domestic abuse

#YouAreNotAlone - national support

At home shouldn't mean 'at risk'.

If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse, isolation rules don't apply.  Police response and support services are still available.

You can still seek refuge and support from the National Domestic Abuse helpline:

T: 0808 2000 247 (freephone 24 hours)

Read more about the support available on the government website

Call 999 if you are in immediate danger

Safe space at Boots pharmacies

UK SAYS NO MORE have partnered with Boots, to offer pharmacy consultancy rooms as a safe space for victims of domestic abuse during COVID-19.

Walk into any Boots store, go to the healthcare counter and ask to use their consultancy room.

The pharmacist will show you to the safe space. 

Once inside, you'll find information about the specialist domestic abuse support available to you, and you can make that call safely.

Find your nearest Boots pharmacy

UAVA

UAVA Ltd stands for United Against Violence and Abuse. 

They are a consortium of three local specialist providers of domestic abuse and sexual violence services - Women’s Aid Leicestershire Ltd, FreeVA and Living Without Abuse.

UAVA Helpline – 0808 80 200 28

Open 8am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday.

W: http://www.uava.org.uk/

Leicestershire Police

Read the information and advice leaflet from Leicestershire Police about domestic abuse.

This leaflet is available in other languages - email enquiries@rutland.gov.uk 

Silent Solutions 

Silent Solutions is a system for victims of domestic abuse who might be afraid of further danger and escalation of harm if they are overheard when calling 999 in an emergency.

When somebody calls 999, an operator will ask which emergency service is required. If the caller is unable to audibly signal to the operator, the call will be forwarded to an operating system.

If 55 is pressed by the caller, the system will detect this. The operator will then transfer the call to the relevant police force as an emergency. 

Find local and national support services on the Rutland Information Service.

Childline

Childline provide help and support for children who live in a home where domestic abuse is taking place, information is available on their website, as well as through their free phone service 9am - Midnight.

W: https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/home-families/family-relationships/domestic-abuse/

T: 0800 1111

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