Domestic violence or abuse is used by someone to control or obtain power over another person. Common misconceptions is thinking that it is only violent behaviour, however this is not the case.
It can include physical, sexual, psychological, verbal, emotional and financial abuse. There are many different forms including:
Anyone who changes their behaviour because they are frightened of how their partner or someone familiar will react, they are being abused.
Call the National Domestic Violence Helpline number on 0808 2000 247
IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC ABUSE, YOU ARE NOT ALONE AND WE CAN HELP.
Does your partner, ex-partner or anyone in your household:
We have been providing accommodation, support and outreach services for over 25 years.Find out more about our domestic abuse services