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More Help For East Riding Domestic Abuse Victims

More Help For East Riding Domestic Abuse Victims

Published by Karen Liu at 6:01am 2nd June 2020.

A confidential online chat facility has been launched by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to give those who may be suffering from domestic abuse another way of accessing help.

The web chat has been set up by the council’s domestic violence and abuse partnership and gives those experiencing, or at risk of, domestic abuse the chance to speak directly to an independent domestic abuse advocate.

The service is available between 10am and 2pm Monday to Friday via www.eastriding.gov.uk/domesticabuse and when the web chat is available a “live chat” pop up box will be visible.

Councillor John Dennis, portfolio holder for community involvement and council corporate services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council said:

“The council is very much aware that the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly difficult for those experiencing, or at risk of, domestic abuse and accessing the right help and support has been extremely hard.

Victims may be in isolation or struggling to access support due to the lockdown or perhaps the perpetrator is in the home still therefore making access to help and support over the telephone almost impossible.

This service will provide another route to reaching out and talking to a specially trained professional in confidence and being signposted to the help they may need.”

Anyone who is suffering from domestic abuse and is in immediate danger should contact the police on 999 immediately.

For more information and advice about domestic abuse and a link to charities and helplines go to www.eastriding.gov.uk/domesticabuse

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pteronaut, on 2nd June 2020 11:20am
If you need to use this service, you may want to enable private browsing in order to reduce the chances of your abuser finding out that you have used it.

In Google Chrome, click on the three dots at the top right of the window and select "New Incognito Window" (or press the control, shift and N keys at the same time)

In (the new) Microsoft Edge, click on the three dots at the top right of the window and select "New InPrivate Window" (or press the control, shift and N keys at the same time)

In Internet Explorer, click on the gear at the top right of the window, hover over 'Safety", then click on "InPrivate Browsing" (or press the control, shift and P keys at the same time)

In Firefox, click on the three lines at the top right of the window, and select "New Private Window" (or press the control, shift and P keys at the same time)

Once the chat has ended, close the window and the browser will not retain the history of what was visited in that session.


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