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Domestic Abuse

This page contains information about domestic abuse. You can quickly and easily report domestic abuse online.

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What is Domestic Abuse?
The Home Office defines Domestic Abuse as: "Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or who have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality".

Are you a victim?
Domestic Abuse is all too often a hidden crime that goes unreported, yet it accounts for a quarter of all violent crimes. For example, women experience on average 35 incidents before asking for help. This may be because sometimes it's difficult to know if you are a victim. Do any of the following sound familiar? 

  • Does your partner threaten you or your children? 
  • Are you constantly degraded, picked on and made to feel stupid? 
  • Are you not allowed to have contact with your friends and family? 
  • Does your partner constantly check where you have been, how much you spend, who you speak to? 
  • Do you fear your partner?

Getting Help
There are three steps to getting out of a domestic abuse situation:

1. Recognise what is happening to you
2. Accept that you are not to blame 
3. Get help and support - tell someone!  

If you, or someone you know, is suffering, or have suffered from domestic abuse then there are a wide range of organisations that can help. We can help you by supporting you to access the services that best suit your needs.

how can we help?

report domestic abuse online

making a safety plan

useful contacts for domestic abuse