What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is defined as any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been an intimate partner or family members, regardless of their gender or sexuality.
Domestic abuse can include but is not limited to the following:

  • Coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and
    control with the use or threat of violence)
  • Psychological and/or emotional abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Financial or economic abuse
  • Harassment and stalking
  • Online or digital abuse

Domestic abuse includes so-called ‘honour’ based violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage. Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. We are here to help and support you, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call us now on: 01793 610610.

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I have been living in the refuge for 6 months now. My main focus has always been my two boys so when I moved, the thought of dealing with their dad and school application would add to the stress as so many things were going into my head at once.
I have been living in the refuge for 6 months now. My main focus has always been my two boys so when I moved, the thought of dealing with their dad and school application would add to the stress as so many things were going into my head at once.

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