Domestic abuse cases soar as lockdown takes its toll

  The Guardian 

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Some charities can no longer ‘effectively support’ women because of lockdown and staff sickness * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage More than 25 organisations helping domestic violence victims have reported an increase in their caseload since the start of the UK’s coronavirus epidemic. One group, Chayn , said that analysis of online traffic showed that visitors to its website had more than trebled last month compared with the same period last year. An audit of 119 organisations by the domestic abuse charitySafeLives found, however, that even as pressure on frontline services increased, most were being forced to reduce vital services. Continue reading...
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