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It can be difficult to spot the signs of domestic abuse, especially during lockdown.

You probably won't see some of the more obvious signs of domestic abuse with people isolating at home, such as physical marks, but you may be able to identify some others, both online or on the phone: 

Here are 5 to keep in mind, some of which can often be overlooked or explained away.

(1) Hearing signs of violence and excessive arguing through the wall of your neighbours house

(2) Their partner is extremely jealous or possessive, yet they exhibit excessive privacy concerning their personal life or
the person with whom they're in a relationship

(3) Drops out of activities they previously enjoyed - may not be contactable

(4) They've stopped being in touch with friends and family and are isolating themselves

(5)They are depressed or anxious, or you notice changes in their personality

If you're worried about someone, you can contact the Safe2Speak Domestic Abuse Service for advice http://safe2speak.co.uk/ 

You can also find out about Clare's Law to find out if their partner has a history of domestic abuse

 The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme