How to get help and advice about domestic violence and abuse

Domestic violence is any violent or abusive behaviour used by one person to dominate and control another within a close personal or family relationship.

It can manifest itself in many ways:

  • It can be physical: Beating, punching, kicking, slapping, biting or sexual assault.
  • It can be emotional: Bullying, isolating from family and friends, undermining self-confidence.
  • It can be verbal: Put downs, name calling, shouting.
  • It can be threats: Threats to kill or harm you or another person, including children; to kill or harm pets; threats to kill themselves.
  • It can be financial: Control over money; not allowing money for personal items, food or transport.
For further information and advice about domestic violence and abuse please contact:

Last updated: 17 August 2015. Was this information helpful?

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