Governments across the world have advised citizens to stay indoors and prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. For many this apparently sensible approach means being in a place of safety and wellbeing. However, for others this could mean an escalation and intensification of domestic abuse from within the family unit. This article considers initial reports and findings from the United Kingdom with regard to what the World Health Organisation termed an epidemic of domestic abuse. This article explores the potential impact of the coronavirus on domestic abuse cases in the United Kingdom.
Key Words: Domestic abuse, safety, wellbeing, coronavirus, Covid-19, UK Government.
Vol. 1, Issue 2, 2020