Violence Against Women and Girls and Domestic Abuse

What is domestic abuse?

You might be worried about your physical and emotional safety, particularly if you’re experiencing abuse from a partner, ex-partner, or family member.

Domestic abuse and sexual violence services will 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 abuse can affect anyone and can harm your physical and emotional wellbeing.

Domestic abuse can be:

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

For the full legal definition of domestic abuse, see Part 1 of the Domestic Abuse Act.

Video - what is Domestic Violence




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