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We all know that leaving an abusive relationship is the most dangerous period for many who decide to flee. This article discusses the increases in calls from those seeking help under COVID19 lockdown. With relaxation of COVID restrictions, we should all prepare for another swell in calls.
A massive increase in appeals for help over the past year from those suffering domestic abuse has exposed the scale of the problem, say campaigners.

Refuge recorded an average of 13,162 calls and messages to its National Domestic Abuse helpline every month between April 2020 and February 2021.

That is up more than 60% on the average number of monthly contacts at the start of 2020, it says.

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