Domestic violence and abuse

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Report domestic abuse

Domestic abuse or violence is a crime and should be reported to the police. Call 999 if it's an emergency or if you're in immediate danger.

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic violence and abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse:

  • Psychological
  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Financial
  • Emotional

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