I know that at the moment things are really unsettled, worrying and distressing for many, both practically and emotionally.
With regards to the victims of domestic abuse that we support and encourage to seek help, work and school may be their safe space so being asked to work from home and not being able to go to school means people will be forced back into difficult and potentially dangerous situations.
If anyone needs support, please remember our local DA services:
Victims First operate across the Thames Valley and support victims of crime – www.victims-first.org.uk Please make a referral using their online referral form on the site rather than calling the Victims First Freephone number. Please provide the email address and contact number for the person needing support and a Victims First Officer will contact them within 5 working days (information correct as at 19/03/20).
FLAGDV working across the Thames Valley to provide free telephone legal advice 0800 731 0055 (Mon-Fri 10am – 7pm) www.flagdv.org.uk
Other support numbers/websites:
And of course if it is an emergency, call 999.
Sophie Wing-King (C2111)
Domestic Abuse Co-ordinator (Bracknell Forest & RBWM)