Domestic abuse

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If you are afraid of a partner, ex-partner or member of your family, you may be experiencing domestic abuse.

Ask yourself if any of the following are familiar to you:

  • They call you names and make you feel bad about yourself
  • They frighten you by threatening you or your children
  • They behave violently towards you
  • They stop you from seeing your friends or family
  • They withhold money from you
  • They harm you or make you feel you could be seriously harmed

 

It’s important to remember that you’re not to blame for any kind of abuse and there is help available to make you safe, your children safe and to get your life back on track.

 

Facts and figures

  • Each year 1 in 4 women suffer some form of domestic abuse in England and Wales
  • Each year 700,000 men suffer from some form of domestic abuse in England and Wales
  • 1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse during their lifetime
  • 2 Women are killed each week in England and Wales by a current or former partner
  • 1 in 4 people identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender experience domestic abuse during their lifetime

 

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