European Network on Victims’ Rights

UNITED KINGDOM – Specific measures during COVID-19 crisis

1) Good practices on communication with victims and crime reporting

England and Wales – Launch of a public awareness campaign targeted that those at risk of Domestic Abuse under the under the hashtag #YouAreNotAlone

England and Wales – Awareness raising on how to report crimes to the police, including silent reporting

England and Wales – publishing a single page providing the latest information and advice, including how victims and witnesses can access support during the pandemic

2) Good practices on organisation of support and protection

England and Wales – Provided key worker status to those who support victims of crime

England and Wales – Announced that domestic abuse victims are allowed to leave home to seek help at refuges despite rules to stop coronavirus spreading

England and Wales – Provided additional funding to support the transition to more remote forms of support.