GDASS - Covid-19 and Domestic Abuse

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Self-isolation and Social Distancing mean more people are staying at home. It’s a stressful time, people are working from home and children are off school.

This is an extremely risky time for victims of abuse.

As well as supporting people with their health and social issues at this incredibly difficult time, you as professionals are likely to be supporting service users who are experiencing higher levels of domestic abuse. Isolating/distancing guidelines mean this could be even more difficult than usual. It is likely that more perpetrators are going to be in the home when we try and contact the victim, or the victim calls in for support. There are things we/you can do to try and minimise the risk to the victim - 

Victims can self refer through our website: If the victim wants to refer, but can't access the internet safely, offer to make the referral for them.

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GDASS Support

GDASS are continuing to offer telephone support. Phone: 01452 726 570 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GDASS have had to temporarily stop all face to face contact with clients, however we are taking referrals via our website and will call existing clients, and new referrals via telephone.

GDASS also continue to support you as professionals with any DA related queries, please get in touch via the website.

GDASS will continue to provide updates as and when we have them.