No one deserves domestic abuse and no one should have to put up with it. Domestic abuse, whether physical or verbal, is assault.
Domestic abuse can come from partners or ex-partners and can include physical, sexual or mental and emotional abuse.
Physical abuse can be by assault and physical attacks. Sexual abuse includes acts which degrade and humiliate people and that take place against their will, including rape.
Mental and emotional abuse can include threats, verbal abuse, racial abuse, withholding money and other types of controlling behaviour such as isolation from family or friends.
Domestic abuse can happen to men or women. If it’s happening to you it’s not your fault. For further help and advice, call 0800 027 1234 (any time)
If you are in immediate danger call 999.