Domestic violence and abuse during Euros 2024

Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, includes physical, emotional, and sexual harm in couple relationships or between family members. 

During major football tournaments like Euros 2024, there can be more incidents of domestic abuse. Research shows that domestic abuse can go up by 38% after big games, no matter if the team wins or loses. While football doesn’t cause domestic abuse, it can make existing abuse happen more often and become more severe.

If you or someone you know is affected by domestic abuse, it’s important to seek help. 

EDAN Lincs: A registered charity providing support and assistance to anyone suffering or fleeing from domestic abuse in Lincolnshire. They offer a new-look support service called the Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Specialist Service (LDASS), commissioned by Lincolnshire County Council, with support from the Police and Crime Commissioner and NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board.

You can contact them at:

  • Helpline (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm): Tel: 01522 510041 (Option 2)
  • Refuge Accommodation (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-7pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm): Tel: 01522 510041 (Option 1)
  • Email: info@ldass.org.uk
  • Secure email via CJSM: ldass.referral@edanlincs.cjsm.net

National organisations that can offer support include:

  • Women's Aid website - Live chat
  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 (run by Refuge) - website
  • The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors – 0808 801 0327 (run by Respect) - website
  • The Mix, free information and support for under 25s in the UK – 0808 808 4994 - website
  • National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428 (run by Galop) - website
  • Samaritans (24/7 service) – 116 123 - website
  • Rights of Women advice lines, there are a range of services available - website

If you or someone you know is in danger and needs immediate help, always call the police on 999.

Published: Jun 28, 2024