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British Sign Language: Support for those facing domestic abuse

British Sign Language (BSL) users who have experienced domestic violence or forced marriages can now access new materials that support them.

Scotland’s national charity on domestic violence and forced marriages has created new videos for BSL users.

And they are raising awareness about their confidential hotline 24/7 to make its services as accessible as possible.

This is because figures released by the charity show that the number of calls it received during the pandemic was 24 percent higher than the year before Covid.

Helpline Manager Zara Gilmar said: “Our hotline is for everyone in Scotland and we want to make sure that everyone who is subjected to domestic violence or forced marriage knew we were here to speak to them in the language they most like. convenient to use.

Three new videos for BSL users explain what domestic violence and forced marriages are and what you can expect if you call the hotline.

BSL users can contact the hotline via Contact Scotland BSL, the national video translation service of BSL Scotland.

While seeking support can be challenging, the Hotline for Domestic Violence and Enforced Marriage team in Scotland offers you a place to share your concerns without condemnation or trying to tell you what to do.

The hotline is available on 0800 027 1234, and this number can be contacted via the Contact Scotland BSL service.

The hotline is also available via email and you can also chat online by visiting www.sdafmh.org.uk

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