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Helplines for those suffering from domestic abuse during the crisis

Thanks to the Met for providing this list of helpline numbers for those suffering from domestic abuse. Please share these widely:

  • The 24/7 National Domestic Abuse helpline, which offers support to victims and people affected by domestic abuse, is free to call on 0808 2000 247.
  • The Respect Phoneline provides confidential advice and support to help perpetrators stop being violent and abusive, and is free to call on 0808 8024040.

Sistah Space urgently needs protection

Caroline Pidgeon has written to the Mayor of Hackney regarding Sistah Space, the charity which provides pan-London specialist domestic abuse support services for Black and Afro-Caribbean women and girls

Caroline stressed that Sistah Space must be protected, especially with the impact lockdown and Covid-19 are having on cases of domestic violence.

Caroline said:

We need an urgent return to real community policing in London

Writing for Inside Croydon, Caroline Pidgeon AM discusses the issues that have caused the public in London to lose confidence in the Metropolitan Police.

Caroline concludes:

The issues facing the Met are varied and complex, but radical action is needed to tackle the drop in confidence the Met has seen. We need to re-open and replace the police front counters lost in recent years, as well as finding new ways to encourage engagement between communities and the police.

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