While reported crime overall was down during the Covid-19 lockdown, Shine and other agencies supporting family violence victims saw an escalation in high risk incidents. Shine policy advisor Holly Carrington told Stuff the lockdown had exacerbated feelings of entrapment.
Coronavirus: Death of Auckland baby sheds light on unreported violence during Covid-19 lockdown, Stuff, May 2020
Holly Carrington also spoke with Stuff about Shine’s It isn’t Always Obvious campaign and how friends and family can spot the subtle signs of abuse in a loved one’s relationship.
Domestic violence: How to spot the signs of an abusive relationship, Stuff, June 2020