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Domestic Abuse - 0300 323 0085 Posted on 14 Sep 2021

What is domestic abuse?

It is threatening behaviour, violence or abuse which takes place between adults who are family members or partners (including ex-partners). Domestic abuse can be one of the following, if you or someone you know is experiencing any of these types of abuse you need to get help:

Physical abuse: Pushing, hitting, punching, kicking, choking and using weapons.

Sexual abuse: Forcing or pressuring someone to have sex (rape), unwanted sexual activity, touching, groping someone or making them watch pornography.

Financial abuse: Taking money, controlling finances, not letting someone work.

Emotional/psychological abuse: Making someone feel bad or scared, stalking, blackmailing, constantly checking up on someone, playing mind games.

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