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UNITED KINGDOM – Specific measures during COVID-19 crisis


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

www.gov.uk/government/news/home-secretary-announces-support-for-domestic-abuse-victims


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

www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help


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

www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-victim-and-witness-services


2) Good practices on organisation of support and protection

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

www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision


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

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52081280


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

www.gov.uk/government/news/funding-boost-for-remote-victim-services