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.
If you are a practitioner who needs to know more about domestic abuse, this is the page for you.
To report a safeguarding concern about an adult at risk of abuse.
If you are a child or young person reading this and you are living with violence at home or in your own relationship please keep reading - you are not alone.
Many of these questions relate to partners but domestic abuse also happens between family members and ex-partners.
How do other people survive domestic violence? What helped them? What advice do they have for others? Here are some real life stories from domestic abuse survivors.
Can you help us to improve services for other women, men and children who have suffered at the hands of abusers by completing this questionnaire?
Support for victims of domestic abuse, children and young people, people who are abusive and information to help those you are worried about.
You may be worried that you are being abusive towards your partner, ex-partner or a family member but you don’t know how to address your behaviour.
You may know a sister, brother, mum, dad, colleague, neighbour, cousin or friend who is experiencing abuse behind closed doors.