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Never suffer in silence with domestic abuse

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Individuals across South Nottinghamshire are being reminded to never suffer in silence with domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse is not a private issue so in an emergency, residents should call the police on 999.

If anyone should need to call the police silently, using a landline they can dial 999 and information about their location are made automatically available to call handlers.

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Using a mobile, dial 999, residents should wait until the call is answered then stay silent. The call will then go through to the operator where individuals can press 55. The operator will transfer the call to the relevant police force as an emergency.

Those at risk of injury or harm in their homes are allowed to leave and move between households during COVID-19.

Those suffering from domestic abuse are also able to access safe spaces at Boots pharmacies’ consultation rooms where they can make contact with specialist domestic abuse services.

There are also a number of organisations that can help individuals including:

– The National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247. This offers free, confidential support 24 hours a day to victims and those who are worried about friends and loved ones.
– Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327. Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them.
– JUNO Women’s Aid have a free 24h Free Helpline on 0808 800 0340. www.junowomensaid.org.uk
– Equation domestic Abuse for Men can be contacted on 0115 960 5556. www.equation.org.uk
– Galop National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse – 0800 999 5428. www.galop.org.uk
– Childline for children or young people up to the age of 19 – 0800 11 11. www.childline.org.uk

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s housing team are also able to help with advice or housing options – 0115 981 9911. More information is also available on the Rushcliffe Domestic Violence webpage. 

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