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Domestic abuse support

during the COVID-19 pandemic

Domestic abuse support

during the COVID-19 pandemic

The new lockdown restrictions mean we’re unable to run our Drop In’s at present.  Rest assure that SATEDA will remain open and if you’re worried you can contact us in confidence by:



Phone: 01795 417251

Web Chat:


We know that this is a difficult and worrying time for everyone – but particularly for women and children living with domestic abuse. We have put some useful links below to help support you through this time. If you or someone else is in immediate danger please call 999 and ask for the police.

For people experiencing domestic abuse

It's important to know that you are not alone. As the government has restricted all but essential movement you may not be able to leave your home as you normally would for some time, but we are still here and you can access our support by calling us on 01795 417251 or 01795 417760 or via our website.

We are also able to support you if you are feeling low and just want to speak to someone because you are isolated at home – get in touch and one of our volunteers will keep in contact with you.

Further Support

Family Court

Citizens Advice


Domestic Abuse for Men


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