Domestic abuse victims can still leave home, Government confirms

The Government has confirmed that victims of domestic abuse do not need to stay at home with abusive partners.

In an article in the Mail on Sunday, the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, said that domestic abuse victims may leave home to seek help at refuges.

She also said that abusers would not get away with their crimes.

People who are in immediate danger can still dial 999. If they are unable to talk, they can dial 55 to connect to the police.

The Government’s Stay at Home advice had prompted warnings from police about the potential for the measures to make victims of domestic abuse more vulnerable.

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