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The UK emergency services provides a video link to enable BSL users to access the 999 emergency services. To access information on how to use this, download the app, or to make an emergency call if required, please follow this link: https://999bsl.co.uk/

 



Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline launches new materials for British Sign Language users.

Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline is reaching out to British Sign Language (BSL) users to raise awareness about the support that is available for anyone experiencing domestic abuse or forced marriage.  

The National Helpline Service has created 3 new videos for BSL users:


British Sign Language Video - What Is Domestic Abuse? - YouTube
British Sign Language Video - What Is Forced Marriage - YouTube
British Sign Language Video About Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline - YouTube

BSL users can contact the Helpline confidentially using Contact Scotland (contactscotland-bsl.org)
 

Zara Gilmour, Helpline Manager, said: 

 

“Our Helpline is for everyone in Scotland and we want to make sure that anyone experiencing domestic abuse or forced marriage knows that we are here to speak to them in the language they are most comfortable using. Reaching out for support can be daunting for anyone and we know that BSL users can often experience additional barriers in accessing support due to a lack of services delivered in their first language.  

 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has not caused domestic abuse – abuse is an abuser’s choice, always. However, it has given abusers more tools to control and isolate their partners and children. And that prolonged isolation and increased control has made seeking help much more difficult for survivors. Now more than ever it is vital that we make sure our service is as accessible as possible so that anyone who wants support can access our expert advice when and where they need it.  

 

“If you contact us using a BSL video interpreting service, your call will still be confidential. We will listen to you, believe you and offer you advice and information. We are here for you.” 

 



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16th September 2021


 
 
26th February 2021

Open letter: Helping women, children and young people to safety and freedom from abuse

Please sign at Change.org


 

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You have no further to fall
Find your strength, find your voice
You have rights, you have choice

We are women, we are love
Hold our heads and rise above
We will help you, take my hand
We shall rise, we shall stand
 

26/03/19


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