Safeguarding resource: safely asking about domestic abuse during coronavirus

Article date
6 July 2020
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

The social distancing measures in place during coronavirus have had a direct impact on individuals and families who are experiencing domestic abuse and, in may cases, limited the opportunity for them to reach out for help.

If your charity or community group is working in a frontline role, you may have the opportunity to pass on information and support. How can you do this in a safe way so as not to increase the risk?

This guide below from the Reading Borough Council Safeguarding team outlines how you can safely ask questions and provide support. It also contains key contact numbers, such as Berkshire Women’s Aid. It is recommended that you share this with your team and include in your staff or volunteer training for community facing roles.

Download: Safely asking about domestic abuse during Covid-19 BERKSHIRE

Further safeguarding resources can be found here.