Domestic abuse can be defined as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence. It is classed as domestic violence when it has been committed by your partner, family member or carer.
Domestic violence can be life threatening, and can seriously harm someone’s physical and mental health, so it is important to know what to do if you or someone you know becomes a victim of domestic abuse. In this section you will find resources that can provide support and contact details for those who can help.
National Centre for Domestic Violence
Free National Domestic Abuse Helpline is available 24 hours a day, all-year-round on: 0808 2000 247.