In the News: domestic abuse levels in Suffolk

Contributing to the article in today’s East Anglian Daily Times, Keith Whitton, our Operations Director says:

“Although Suffolk is not currently seeing the rise in domestic abuse that is being experienced at a national level, we anticipate a rise that can be attributed to the additional pressures facing families who are ‘locked down’ together, possibly compounded by the financial pressures associated with job insecurity and furloughing.

“Suffolk is preparing for a rise in calls as lockdown begins to ease and as victims have more opportunity to ask for help. The primary response is to ensure that victims, their family, or friends, know how to get help.”