Domestic abuse

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If you are experiencing abuse and need immediate help call 999. Move to a safe place, stay near a door for a quick escape and if in doubt, get out.

Domestic abuse is a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviour. The abuse is not just physical but includes emotional, sexual, financial and psychological abuse. You can be experiencing domestic abuse if you are living in fear of your partner or a family member, if they regularly keep you without money, stop you seeing your family or friends, controls what you wear and where you go or makes you feel bad about yourself.

Anyone forced to alter their behaviour because they’re frightened of someone’s reaction is being abused.

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Types of abuse

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone

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Get help and advice

Domestic abuse is a crime. If you need support we can help

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Children and young people

Most children and young people who live with domestic abuse know it's happening

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Professionals

Information and advice if you work with victims of domestic abuse

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