Domestic violence is the systematic pattern of behaviour on the part of the abuser designed to control his partner.
The abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual. Anyone forced to alter their behaviour because they are frightened
All forms of gender-based violence are against the law.
Are you being abused?
Is your partner excessively jealous and possessive?
Is he charming one minute and abusive the next? Does he have sudden changes of mood - like Dr Jekyll a
Domestic abuse national numbers
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 or email email@example.com
Emergency services: 999General support
Samaritans: 116 123 | www.samaritans.org
Rape Crisis: find your nearest
In October 2019, the UK Government announced extra support for domestic abuse survivors.
Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary, Robert Jenrick recently confirmed additional local government support for survivors of domestic abuse through new l
There are different kinds of abuse, but it’s always about having power and control over you.
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you might be in an abusive relationship.
Does your partner ever:
In March 2014, Valerie Forde and her one-year-old daughter Jahzara were murdered by her ex-partner. He attacked Ms Forde with a machete and a hammer and slit Jahzara’s throat.
Six weeks earlier, he had threatened to burn down their house in Hackney, east
First published – Sat 4 Dec 2021
Children are often invisible in coverage of domestic violence, but the trauma trails us our whole lives. It is excruciating to write, but it is time our voices be heard.
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By Yvette Cooper MP
First Published Fri 19 Nov 2021
The six-month limit on reporting assaults too often allows the perpetrators to escape justice
Imagine gathering the strength and courage to report an incident of domestic abuse to the police, only to
There are fears this lack of training means opportunities to help vulnerable abuse victims are being needlessly missed.
By Sanya Burgess, News reporter
First published: 10 August 2019
by Victoria Ward
First published: 16 APRIL 2018
Controlling girlfriend is the ‘first woman convicted’ of new domestic abuse offence.
Jordan Worth was convicted of controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate relationship
A university graduate i