"Stay home, save lives” - dangerous times for domestic abuse survivors

How domestic abuse has changed during Covid-19 lockdown Register Now

About this event

Date: 17 September 2020
Location: Zoom Webinar
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Price: Free
Email: events@lsbu.ac.uk
Organiser: LSBU's School of Health & Social Care and School of Law & Social Sciences

In the first week of lockdown alone, there were sixteen domestic abuse killings of women and children in the UK, the highest for at least 11 years. Calls and contacts to the UK National Domestic Abuse Helpline were 49% higher than the usual average. Simultaneously, Respect reported an almost 27% increase in calls from domestic abuse perpetrators who wanted to change their behaviour.

This event will consider the implications of Covid-19 lockdown on domestic abuse. It will examine data, national and international, to see what it can tell us about increased risks to survivors during lockdown, reflect on what lockdown means for survivors and explore the challenges for domestic abuse services.

  • Reasons to attend this event:Contribute to current debates on domestic abuse within a Covid-19 context
  • Learn from front-line practitioners about the challenges faced in providing services to survivors during lockdown and beyond
  • Reflect on recent experiences to identify and share lessons learned for future practice

This LSBU event  is a collaboration between the Crime and Justice Research Group in the School of Law and Social Sciences and the Serious Violence Research Group in the School of Health and Social Care.

This event will be held virtually using Zoom. We will be updating this page with more details in the lead up to the event.

Photograph provided courtesy of Kristina Tripkovic (https://unsplash.com/@tinamosquito)