We are living in unprecedented times and the coronavirus is challenging us all in many ways. Self-isolation with perpetrators could place women and their children at increased risk, as they will be cut off from their support networks.
If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, you can call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 for 24/7 support. If you are in immediate danger call 000.
More up to date information and resources can be found on the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance website. https://awava.org.au/covid-19-resources
Our South Australian Women’s Safety Services SA is continuing to provide risk assessments, safety management, telephone services and access to safe accommodation for those who need it. https://womenssafetyservices.com.au/
As a community we have to ensure women experiencing family violence are able to access the services they need to be safe during this time of crisis and isolation in homes.