You are not alone, Camilla tells women fearful of isolation with abusive partner

The Duchess of Cornwall has urged women isolating at home with an abusive partner to seek advice and support from a national helpline if needed.

Camilla, who has spoken out on behalf of the victims of domestic violence in the past, offered the advice in a series of tweets posted on her official Clarence House account.

The duchess said: “This is a hard time for everyone, as we are all asked to stay at home to stay safe. But for some of you it is even harder, because home is not a safe place.

“I can only imagine that being asked to stay there could feel very isolating and frightening for you and your family. It may mean spending more time with the person who is harming you.

“If this is your situation, or you are worried about someone else, I want you to know that you are not alone.

“Even if you cannot leave your home, you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline or contact one of the domestic violence charities. Please stay safe and get help.”

She went on to say that if a woman felt in immediate danger, she should phone 999 and ask for the police.

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