Domestic abuse

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is abuse carried out by someone who is, or has been, an intimate partner or family member. This doesn’t just have to be physical or sexual abuse – domestic abuse includes controlling behaviour, emotional and financial abuse, honour-based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

This abuse can take place anywhere – not just in the home. This can include abuse online or by phone/message.

Domestic abuse can have a devastating effect on people’s lives – we’re here to help you to cope and move on, when you’re ready.

Whenever you’re ready to access support, contact us.

If you’re in immediate danger, call 999.

How we can help

It doesn’t matter if you’re currently experiencing domestic abuse, or if you experienced domestic abuse in the past – we’re here to help you to cope and move on, regardless of if a crime has been reported to the police or not.

Support for this type of crime is highly specific to your needs and can include:

  • emotional support and counselling;
  • helping you to access health services;
  • supporting you to decide what action you want to take in relation to reporting the crime;
  • helping you throughout the criminal justice process;
  • signposting or referring you to other agencies and services that can also offer help; and
  • help you undertake restorative justice.
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