The Covid-19 lockdown has created unique challenges which, in some households, has highlighted existing concerns or created new anxieties and tensions.
The government has identified the resulting ‘Hidden Harms’ and is taking a number of steps to try to co-ordinate action for victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, child sexual abuse and modern slavery.
One of the initiatives is the introduction of a new codeword for victims in urgent or immediate danger to get help from shop workers who are trained to identify a specific phrase.
Boris Johnson is hosting a virtual summit with representatives from government, law enforcement, victims’ charities, front line practitioners and the private sector with the intention of focussing action to provide support for victims.
In certain circumstances, applications can be made to the court for injunctions, like non molestation and occupation orders. If you are planning on making an application or if an application has been served on you, you may need legal advice.
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