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We know that the government’s advice on social distancing and self-isolation will have a direct impact on men, women and children experiencing domestic abuse. Home is the place where most abuse takes place, social distancing and self-isolation may make ‘home’ feel even more unsafe for those suffering from domestic violence. ‘LOCK DOWN’, social distancing and self-isolation is likely to be used as a tool of coercive and controlling behaviour by perpetrators, and will shut down routes to safety and support.

We foresee a significant increase of cases across our Family department, and the financial insecurities that often prohibit victims from leaving the perpetrator may worsen in the aftermath of COV-19.

Ramsdens are committed to keeping our services for emergency protection orders available to all in need. We do not anticipate any break in our services.

If you, or someone you know, are experiencing abuse, please contact Ramsdens Solicitors. We work closely with various domestic abuse services that can provide further help and assistance for matters such as security at home and safety. In an emergency, please do still call 999.

If you would like to speak with a member of our Family team then please call on 08000 147720 or send us an email to book a free information session at any of our offices across Yorkshire.