UK domestic abuse helplines report surge in calls during lockdown

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Experts say household isolation may lead to increase in abusive behaviour and violence * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage A helpline for perpetrators of domestic abuse who are seeking help to change their behaviour has received 25% more calls as the Covid-19 lockdown continues, fresh figures show. The Respect phone line, which provides confidential advice to perpetrators about violence and domestic abuse, had a 26.86% increase in calls in the week starting 30 March, compared with the week before. TheRespect phone line website recorded an increase in hits of 125% in the same period. Continue reading... ▶ Full story on
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