The Duchess of Cornwall makes a speech at the Women of the World Festival 2020

A message from The Duchess of Cornwall:

This is a hard time for everyone, as we are all asked to stay at home to stay safe.  But for some of you it is even harder, because home is not a safe place.

I can only imagine that being asked to stay there could feel very isolating and frightening for you and your family. 

It may mean spending more time with the person who is harming you.

If this is your situation, or you are worried about someone else, I want you to know that you are not alone. 

Even if you cannot leave your home, you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline or contact one of the domestic abuse charities. Please stay safe and get help.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police.

If you are not in immediate danger, please call one of the following 24 hour helplines: 

England: 0808 2000 247

Northern Ireland: 0808 802 1414

Scotland: 0800 027 1234

Wales: 0808 8010 800

Visit https://www.refuge.org.uk/ for get help or read more online and charity SafeLives have an online resource that provides information about staying safe during COVID-19.