10 November 2021
A rise in domestic abuse?
We have seen headlines across the media about the effect that the pandemic has had on victims of domestic abuse. At the end of May, the National Domestic Abuse Helpline reported a 66% rise
in the number of calls received compared to previous years. Our partner charity Restored reported that the number of visitors to its website doubled over the previous year from the period of mid-March to mid-August. Even more disturbing, we heard from Dame Vera Baird QC, the victims’ commissioner for England and Wales, that the number of women killed by a partner or ex-partner was five times higher than the current average.