Domestic violence

You might be more worried about your physical and emotional safety during lockdown, particularly if you’re experiencing abuse from someone you live with. Remember abuse is a reason for you to leave your home.

Domestic and sexual violence services will continue to provide support and advice to you. 

This webpage includes updated information about support services and how to contact them, safety planning and covering your tracks online.

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Domestic violence

Domestic violence can affect anyone and can harm your physical and emotional wellbeing. Domestic abuse can be from a partner, ex-partner or family member and can be:

  • Threatening behaviour
  • Stalking
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Economic abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Emotional harm
  • Coercive and controlling behaviour
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