Service Update: COVID-19

In response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the information provided by the UK Government and Public Health England, as of Monday 23rd March 2020 Savera UK have been required to temporarily work from home and stop face-to-face support for the safety of our staff and clients.

During this time, Savera UK will be limited to the direct support we can offer however our helpline (0800 107 0726, 9am-5pm excluding bank holidays) will be monitored during the service’s closure.

If you or someone you know are at risk of female genital mutilation, ‘honour’-based abuse, forced marriage or any other harmful traditional practices and under immediate risk then please contact the police on 999. 

The police ‘Silent Solution’ system will ensure that the police are aware if you are in need of urgent help but cannot speak. For this to work, the instructions are as follows:

1)      Dial 999

2)      Listen to the questions

3)      Respond by coughing or tapping the headset if they cannot easily speak

4)      If prompted – press 55 – and they will be put through to the police

If you are a professional and require specific advice, you can call the helpline or email [email protected] and we will do our best to support you.

Take care and stay safe,

From the Savera UK Team and Board

Click here for further government information on domestic abuse support.

Click here to access Savera UK resources.

Click here for advice for Safety Advice for survivors of domestic abuse from Women’s Aid.

Click here for advice and support for men on Domestic Abuse from Respect UK.

Click here for support from Samaritans around your mental health and other support available.