What is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic abuse is when you are being abused, threatened, physically or sexually assaulted by a partner, former partner or family member.
As well as actual physical violence, domestic abuse can involve a wide range of abusive and controlling behaviour, such as:
- Financial control
- Emotional abuse
- Social isolation
- Sexual exploitation
If you are in a relationship where you are being abused, you may feel frightened, alone and confused -but you are not to blame, no-one deserves to be abused.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, you don’t have to suffer alone. There are people ready to listen, offer advice and support you.