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Saturday August 8th 2020

Domestic violence – find out what happens if you dial 999 and press “55”

During lockdown,  there have been increases in domestic incidents, some involving violence, and also some child protection incidents.  You may well have heard of the dial “55” silent solution if you need to call 999, but cannot speak on the phone.

This video explains exactly what happens when you call 999 and we can’t hear you – and how we can tell the difference between someone frightened for their life, and someone who has just sat on their phone and pocket dialled us… We hope you never need this advice, but we will be there for you if you do. Please take 2 minutes to watch it, and pass it on to anyone who you think may need to know this.