Domestic abuse support
Coronavirus (COVID-19) will have serious impacts on the lives of women and children. The prospect of survivors of abuse facing being isolated in the house with their perpetrator is incredibly distressing. This page will direct you to local and national services that are there to support you and will do everything they can to support you during this challenging time.
Try and keep a mobile phone with you at all times if possible. The police are a key service when in immediate danger. Do not be afraid to call 999 in an emergency.
National support services:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) support for victims of domestic abuse: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-victims-of-domestic-abuse
Welsh Women’s Aid: https://www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/2020/03/coronvirus-covid-19-update/
Local support services:
Swansea council domestic abuse support page: https://www.swansea.gov.uk/domesticabuse
Swansea Women’s Aid: http://swanseawomensaid.com/
South Wales Police: https://www.south-wales.police.uk/en/advice/domestic-abuse/
Support for children:
Information about child protection: https://www.swansea.gov.uk/childprotection
Safeguarding children: https://www.swansea.gov.uk/safeguardingchildren
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and keeping children safe from abuse: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/coronavirus-abuse-neglect-vulnerable-children/