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Code words, Domestic Abuse and Covid-19

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New measures have been announced by the government to tackle domestic abuse given the unique challenges that victims have faced during the coronavirus pandemic. This includes a new code word scheme which will allow victims of domestic abuse to alert shop workers to the fact that they are in danger by discreetly saying a phrase that alerts them and identifies that they need help.  

In addition, funding is in place for a helpline, email service, and online tool to assist victims seeking emergency protective orders from the Family Court.

Karah Lane, Family Law Solicitor at FDR Law with offices at Stockton Heath, Warrington and Frodsham says,

“The message is clear, do not suffer in silence. It is essential that people are protected from harm. At FDR law we have years of experience in supporting victims of domestic abuse and we will support you and seek to ensure that protective measures are in place for you. We understand that some people’s homes are not safe.”  

We are able to take appointments and offer advice by telephone or videoconference. Simply call our usual office number 01925 230000 or e-mail karah.lane@fdrlaw.co.uk to discuss any of the issues raised in this article on a confidential basis.