As I sit at home writing this blog at 10.30am Monday 6 April, Australian Police have already dealt with 315 domestic violence matters. It is only 10:30.
It is clear that new social distancing measures have placed unprecedented restrictions on all members of the public. These measures are designed for good reason, however reports indicate that as a consequence, there is an increase in the number of domestic violence incidents reported.
Statistics report that 70% of these cases are borne by way of social isolation , the requirement of ‘working from home’ and staying indoors when possible. So who do you call?
There are a range of Family & Domestic violence support services that available around the clock for assistance;
- 1800 Respect National Helpline – 1800 737 732
- Women’s Crisis Line – 1800 656 463
- Men’s Referral Service – 1300 766 491
- Lifeline – 131 114
- Relationships Australia – 1300 364 277
If you are at immediate risk call the Police on 000.
If you are the survivor of family violence and need legal advice on how it might impact your family law settlement contact us.
We’re here when you need us.