The concept of ‘honour’ is for some communities deemed to be extremely important. To compromise a family’s ‘honour’ is to bring dishonour and shame and this can have severe consequences. The punishment for bringing dishonour can be emotional abuse, physical abuse, family disownment and in some cases even murder.
FGM is when a female's genitals are deliberately altered or removed for non-medical reasons. It's also known as 'female circumcision' or 'cutting', but has many other names.
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 experiencing abuse from a partner, ex-partner or family abuse this is domestic abuse and help is available for you.
The Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) is an initiative designed to bring agencies together to discuss the safety and well-being of people that are at high risk of further serious harm or death.
How do other people survive domestic abuse? What helped them? What advice do they have for others? Here are some real life stories from domestic abuse survivors. If you would like to share your experience on this page please email the Doncaster Domestic and Sexual Abuse Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for victims of domestic abuse, children and young people, people who are abusive and information to help those you are worried about.
If you are a practitioner who needs to know more about domestic abuse, this is the page for you.
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? You will not be asked to leave your name or any contact details but the information you provide could be used to prevent domestic abuse, help people to recover and save lives.
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.