Threatening, controlling, coercive behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, virtual, physical, verbal, sexual, financial or emotional) inflicted on anyone (irrespective of age, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any form of disability) by a current or former intimate partner or family member.

Family members' include mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter, grandparents, in-laws or stepfamily. 'Intimate partners' means there must have been a relationship with a degree of continuity and stability.

This kind of behaviour can happen over a long period of time. Domestic abuse covers physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse.

It doesn't matter what your age, gender, race or sexuality is, how much you earn or where you come from - anyone can suffer abuse.

Remember, you are not to blame for any abuse that is happening to you

If you need help, contact 101, or 999 in the event of an emergency.

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Click on the links in the banner to find out more about domestic abuse, how we work to stop it and how you can protect yourself if you are being abused. 

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