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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is any type of violence - or other abuse - that is present in close relationships.  For example it could be between husband and wife; mother/father and their son/daughter; siblings; boyfriend and girlfriend; partner or ex-partner.  It can emerge through many other types of abuse: physical, sexual, emotional or financial, and can include undermining of self-confidence and the threat of violence.

Possible signs of domestic abuse:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Physical evidence of violence such as bruising, cuts, broken bones
  • Verbal abuse and humiliation in front of others
  • Fear of outside help and support
  • Damage to home or property
  • Isolation – not seeing friends and family
  • Limited access to money

Domestic Abuse Guidance for multi-agency partners