Domestic Violence Spike During COVID-19

As we get into our second week of isolation and social distancing, most of us are stuck at home 24/7. For some of us, that means binge watching the latest Netflix series or coming up with creative ways to keep the family occupied. However, for many women self isolation means being forced to stay at home with their abusers during a stressful time.

To tell us more about the spike in domestic violence cases, which seems to be triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sean spoke to the Chief Executive of Women’s Safety NSW, Hayley Foster.

Help is available if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence

1800 RESPECT or the domestic violence line on 1800 65 64 63 for 24/7 for support and referral options.

You can also call the Men’s Referral Service 1300 766 491

You may also like