This is so very important ladies so please share around.
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you found yourself in an unthinkable situation and needed help without alerting your aggressor?
There has been a recent update in the emergency services’ protocol to protect people who are in urgent need but cannot talk to an operator. I have absolutely no doubt that this will be a life saver, especially in the so-common cases of domestic abuse.
As the protocols stands now, when you dial 999 the operator will ask which emergency service you require – if the caller doesn’t talk but coughs or makes a sound, the operator will treat this as an emergency.
This is all well and good but if you are hiding from someone, any sound you make could be lethal. if you do not make any sound the operator will terminate your call.
So from now on…
DIAL 999 THEN PRESS 55 IF YOU CANNOT SPEAK TO AN OPERATOR.
YOUR CALL WILL BE TREATED AS AN EMERGENCY.
PLEASE SHARE LADIES AND TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW.