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Need support over the Christmas period?

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Christmas can be a stressful time. Tensions reach boiling point and you may find yourself in an environment where you or your children feel unsafe.

Statistics show that, unfortunately, domestic violence cases increase by over a quarter by the Christmas period. We are here to support those who need it during this time.

At Wace Morgan, we are very experienced in this delicate matter, having dealt with many cases of domestic abuse. If you are someone who is affected either during this time, or at any other time, Wace Morgan’s helplines are open to offer support and operate 24/7.

Our trauma line is run by Emma Kenvyn of our family department, where you can reach her at 07823 777 774. Emma is always available to offer help and support and this line is specifically for domestic violence victims to use.

We are here to help but our number shouldn’t be the first you ring when you find yourself in a dangerous or harmful situation. Before you call us, we urge you to call the police for immediate action. Our priority is your safety – what we can provide you with after calling the police is essential advice on what to do afterwards.

In addition to this, we can also arrange for non-molestation orders to be put in place. These orders will be granted without notice and, in some extreme cases, with immediate effect. These orders can be funded under the Family Law Act, however, if you’re a homeowner or you have personal savings, you may be required to contribute. This is all information we can guide you through during your call with us.

There are cases where an offender can be removed from the home by introducing an occupation order. However, these orders are rare and require prior notice.

Please be aware that as it’s Christmas, we will not be able to receive any information from the courts until they open again in the New Year. However, we will do all we can to support you before they reopen.

For those who require immediate help, Women’s Aid will remain open over Christmas. They will be able to offer support and guide you to a refuge shelter, ensuring your safety.

We will endeavour to ensure you get the shelter, guidance and support you need and, in the event your case goes to court, we’ll support you through every stage of the process.

If you, or anyone you know, needs support, please call Emma on 07823 777 774.