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Domestic Abuse

 

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The Police take domestic abuse seriously and will respond to all incidents
 


What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic abuse, or domestic violence, includes a range of abusive behaviour (either physical, sexual, financial, psychological or emotional) between people 16 years or older, who are or were intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender.

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone; partners; ex-partners; family members; regardless of sexuality or gender orientation, race, background or upbringing.

Children and young people can also be affected by the abuse that they see and hear, and they can be harmed as part of domestic abuse between adults. Young people may also experience abuse from their own boyfriend/girlfriend.

It is not always physical violence. It can also include:

  • coercive control and gaslighting
  • economic abuse
  • online abuse
  • threats and intimidation
  • emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse
 
Signs of an abusive relationship include:

 

  • demanding to know where you have been, what you have been doing, who you have been talking to
  • stopping you seeing friends and family
  • bullying or intimidating you
  • punching, shoving, slapping, kicking, biting, spitting or threatening you or your children with these actions
  • constant criticism aimed at you or your abilities as a partner or parent