coronavirus

We are continuing to work hard to provide support for victims of crime in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Some of the services on this website might be running differently due to Covid-19, but they are still available.

Our aim is to make sure that you get the help and advice you need as quickly as possible. For 24 hour support, whether you have reported a crime or not, visit Victim Support at www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help/support-near-you/live-chat and click on the ‘Chat Now’ button.

For up to date health advice and further information about Covid-19 please visit www.gov.uk

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Domestic Abuse Help

Latest campaign – domestic abuse

During Covid-19 some people may be feeling unsafe because they are having to spend more time at home with a partner, or family member who is harming them in some way. Domestic abuse comes in many forms and during Covid-19 some people will be feeling very isolated. Although Covid-19 has affected the way in which some services are running right now, help is still available.

In a non-emergency situation to talk about what’s happening to you, and for advice on what help and support you may need you can live chat with Victim Support 24/7 online at victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help/support-near-you/live-chat - click on the ‘Chat Now’ button - or call them on 08 08 16 89 111. You can also contact the Victim Care Unit on 01392 475900.

You can report domestic abuse to the police by phone and online. Find out how on the Devon and Cornwall police website. In an emergency always dial 999. If it’s too dangerous to speak in an emergency you can make a silent call to the police. Find out how at: devon-cornwall.police.uk/contact/silent-999-calls/

You can also check out self-help guides to help you cope with abuse or find a service where you live.

Contacting the police

We understand that reporting a crime isn’t always easy and that you might not want to for lots of reasons.

If you can’t report a crime to the police you can still get help and support to help you cope and recover from what’s happened to you by using the services on this website.

To find out more about how to report a crime to the police or to the independent charity Crimestoppers, use the ‘report a crime’ button above.