Our parks, schools, restaurants and workplaces are amongst the long list of places closing following the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19. As we are advised to remain in our homes to protect our health, this can increase the risk of harm to those suffering from domestic abuse. The serious nature of being required to remain at home with a domestic abuse perpetrator cannot be underestimated.
This month has seen the publication of Domestic abuse: a good practice guide for social landlords.
The aim of the new act is to provide recourse for victims of the more insidious elements of a domestic abuse relationship which can be just as harmful as or even more harmful than physical abuse.