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Listen: 2,600 People, Monthly In Q4, Supported By Domestic Abuse Agencies.

: 23/02/2021 - 09:36

Domestic violence services were contacted by more than 600 new women and 120 new children each month between September and December last year.

Safe Ireland's second 'Shadow Pandemic' report shows 2,018 women and 550 children per month were supported - a slight increase on the first six months of the pandemic.

More than 23,300 helpline calls were answered over the period, with November proving the busiest month for services.

CEO of Safe Ireland, Mary McDermott, says a rise in those coming forward is positive, but services are being pushed to the limit:

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