Some children and adults could be facing increased risks as we all asked to stay at home due to COVID-19. We are here to help you. It is important you know you’re not alone. We are working together to offer you support.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger call 999.

Increased risks
Social distancing and self-isolation could be used as a tool of coercive and controlling behaviour by people with abusing behaviours, and will shut down routes to safety and support.

Adults over 70 and those requiring shielding may be at increased risk of the following:

  • Loneliness resulting in depression
  • Exploitation by others, strangers or unscrupulous neighbours who may take advantage of people financially or use scams to carry out unnecessary or fictitious work
  • Carers, paid or unpaid, who may put them under duress and refuse to follow government instructions.

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