Statistics reveal that domestic violence has surged since the start of the coronavirus lockdown. The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is run by Refuge and offers free, confidential support 24 hours a day to victims and those who are worried about friends and loved ones.
If you call 999 from a mobile in an emergency situation and need police help but cannot speak, the operator will transfer your call to the Silent Solution system. The system exists to help people who are unable to speak but who genuinely require police assistance. Once the call has been transferred, you will hear an automated message and will be prompted to press ’55’ if you require the police. Click here for more information about the Silent Solution service.