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What Is Domestic Abuse?

What is domestic abuse?
Domestic Abuse is any incident of behaviour which is threatening, controlling, violent or abusive and includes; physical, sexual, psychological, financial or emotional abuse.

Forced Marriage, Honour Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation are also forms of domestic abuse and are additional issues of concern for the BME community.

Domestic Abuse happens between adults who are or have been intimate partners, or family members (mother, father, sister, brother grandchildren, and grandparents) and includes in-laws and step families and same sex relationships.

Who is the abuser?
The majority of women we support are suffering abuse from their male partners (or ex partner). However domestic abuse can also happen between family members, in-laws and same sex partners

If you are suffering from domestic abuse, we can help you