Domestic violence and its betrayal

By Stephen Young | 29 September 2021

For most people, home is a special place – a place of safety, sanctuary, a place we share with our loved ones. During the pandemic, the home took on even extra significance for many as it became our place of work, our children’s school and the place where we socialised, given all other options had been removed.

However, for the victims of domestic abuse during lockdown, the home was the place they least wanted to be; it became a prison, a place where the abused were trapped with their abuser to serve a sentence that offered no respite and no relief.

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