Personal Law

Self Isolating with an Abuser – The rise in domestic abuse

March 26, 2020

It is bad enough when a person is struggling in a domestic abuse situation is at least able to go out of the house to seek support.  

Whether that support be family, friends or an organisation such as women’s aid.   However because of the difficulties we are faced with due to Covid-19, this is becoming difficult, if not impossible to do.   There are so many domestic abuse sufferers who are now having to self isolate with their abuser in the same property.  

There have been alarming reports of some abusers even threatening to evict their partner, so that they become sick.    It is important for everyone to look out and keep any eye on any suspicious behaviour, and if they have genuine concerns to report anything to the Police.

Shakiba Creswell (one of our Family Team) is reaching out to anyone who may be going through a difficult time and let them know that they are not alone.    Even if someone just wants to talk through their options, please do give her a call, no one should have to live in fear of violence or threats.

Shakiba Creswell is offering a free 15 minute consultation over the phone to anyone who is being emotionally or physical abused to work together to help out a plan of action to protect you, and any children, who need help.    

First of all, everyone has the right to live without fear of physical or emotional abuse whether it be from a family member or a partner or indeed ex-partner.

Abuse does not just come in the form of physical violence, it can be emotional, such as the threat of violence or constantly putting one person down until that person has no more confidence or self-esteem.    Often when a person is the victim of abuse, they are made to feel that no one will believe them, or that there is nothing they can do.  THIS CANNOT BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH, so please do not suffer in silence.  

We have the experience and expertise to be able to help people who are victims of domestic abuse.  We will not judge you!   We will work with you and guide you through every step of the way, so that you are protected.  

Please call our Family Law Team on 01795 472291, email enquiries@jarmans-solicitors.co.uk or complete our FREE ONLINE ENQUIRY FORM for a free, no obligation discussion and let us help you.

These are common statements that I hear, when meeting with victims of domestic abuse.    

  • “My partner always puts me down but that’s not abuse?   Right ?”
  • “My partner pushes me when he / she’s angry, but that’s not abuse? Right? “
  • “It’s my fault, I make him/her angry”
  • “He / She doesn’t like me seeing my friends or family”
  • “my partner makes the decisions in our house and controls the finances”
  • “I never reported his behaviour to the Police.  Will anyone believe me?”