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Safety Warning before reading further.
Domestic Abuse/Violence is defined as any incident of threatening
behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or
emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family
members regardless of gender.
These findings are supported by evidence from the British Crime Survey
(1998) that estimated that one in four women will experience violence within
an intimate relationship. The BCS discovered that while half of the victims
do speak to someone, usually friends and relatives, the Police were only
informed of 12% of the incidents reported to the BCS.
Could you be a Victim?
Have you suffered from any of these at the
hands of a spouse, partner or member of your family?
- Physical Assault
- Sexual Abuse
- Destructive Criticism
- Pressure Tactics
- Breaking Trust
- Economic abuse
If you have suffered from one or more of
the above, then you are a victim of Domestic Violence. You are not to blame
- please ask for help and support.
Do you need or want help? Then contact
any of the following organisations now:
|Women’s Aid – National
||08457 023 468
|Health Service (see phone
book for local numbers)
(for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexuals experiencing Domestic Violence)
The abuse can start at anytime in a
relationship whether it is new or long-standing. Help is out there. You are
A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and
children. National 24hr confidential domestic helpline 08457 023 468. You do
not have to be in an emergency situation to phone.
Website on Domestic Violence
Excellent Source of advice and information, including advice for male