North Tyneside Safeguarding Children Partnership (NTSCP) are aware that in the current “lockdown” situation that safeguarding issues continue.

Those who suffer domestic abuse need to know they can still find help and support.  This includes both the adults and the children who live in a household where they are witnessing someone they love being hurt or abused.

If you live next door to someone and see or hear something that concerns you, you should call and ask advice, don’t assume that someone else will do something. It is better that two calls are made rather than NO call at all.

Call the Front Door 0n 0345 2000109 or in an emergency call 999

In North Tyneside, the domestic abuse support service, Harbour can be contacted on 0191 251 3305 for advice and support or visit their website for further information

Further support around domestic abuse and COVID-19 can be found at Safe Lives here

The Government have also released the “You are not Alone” campaign to signpost where help can be found.

The freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline is 0808 2000 247

Respect work with perpetrators of domestic abuse. The Respect phone line 

0808 802 4040 is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Women’s Aid offers a confidential online chat service, available here.

Refuge provides information on safety planning here.

Additional Resources

The Silent Solution: What to do if you need to call 999 but can’t speak guide, available here

FLOWS – Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors: Offering legal advice and support to front line professionals to help women get the legal protection and support they need, available here.

Don’t forget – if you or someone else is in immediate danger please call 999 and ask for the police.