Children see and hear a lot more than we think. If there is domestic abuse in the household the children will be affected by it.
This page gives you details of local, regional and national initiatives relating to domestic abuse. If you have a domestic abuse service that you would like to promote on this page please contact email@example.com
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.
If you are experiencing abuse from a partner, ex-partner or family abuse this is domestic abuse and help is available for you.
Many of these questions relate to partners but domestic abuse also happens between family members and ex-partners.
Domestic abuse is when a person hurts, controls, threatens or bullies another person who is or was their partner or who is a member of their family. The abuse doesn’t always end when the relationship ends. As a young person you might see or hear abuse in your household, you might be hurt either physically or emotionally as part of the abuse between adults, and you might experience abuse from your own boyfriend or girlfriend or other family member.
You may know a sister, brother, mum, dad, son or daughter, colleague, neighbour, cousin or friend who is experiencing abuse behind closed doors.
Support for victims of domestic abuse, children and young people, people who are abusive and information to help those you are worried about.
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 continue to impact on our lives for many years after the abuse has ended. Individual and group support is now available for survivors. We have a laugh, we have a cry and we are there for each other. Together we can also make a change and help other people that are going through what we have. We can influence policy makers to improve services and make a difference.