Abuse in the home2017-12-29T15:31:49+00:00

Abuse in the home

Abuse in the home is persistent and controlling behaviour by a partner or ex-partner, family member or sibling that causes physical, sexual and/or emotional harm. There may be no bruises. It often gets worse over time.

  • Abuse in the home can include:

  • Withholding money, monitoring your movements, restricting what you wear, who you see, where you go, what you say (online and off)

  • Manipulating or forcing someone to do something sexual that they don’t want to do

  • Physical violence

  • Stalking and isolating you from your friends and family

  • Abuse in the home can:

  • Happen if you are living with someone or living alone

  • Happen whether you have children or not

  • Cut across gender, ethnic and social boundaries

  • Undermine self-confidence and self-esteem

If you feel threatened, fearful or undermined by a partner or ex-partner, family member or sibling, please find sources of help below.

REPORT ABUSE IN THE HOME TO THE POLICE

For more information click on the organisation name (hyperlinked).
To speak to someone use the telephone number.