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Domestic Abuse

Anyone can experience domestic abuse.
You don’t have to accept it.


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What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone in a relationship or with family members. Domestic abuse may happen once or it could be ongoing for a long time. 

Abuse between friends is not defined as domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse can include:
  • Physical ∙ slapping, pushing, hitting, pulling hair, biting, etc. 
  • Sexual ∙ when someone does something to your body that you don’t want
  • Psychological and emotional abuse ∙ saying horrible things to you like you are stupid, ugly, a bad parent, worthless, or not allowing you to go out alone, checking on you all of the time, ignoring you
  • Economic abuse ∙ controlling your money
  • Coercive control ∙ controlling and bullying you to do things that you don’t want to do
  • Harassment and stalking ∙ following you, keeping track of where you go, sending you unwanted messages via social media or people


BSL resources and short films about topics related to domestic abuse

Contact our Domestic Abuse Team

If you are in an abusive relationship or think you might be, please contact us.

Text 07800 003421

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