Domestic Abuse

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Anyone seeking advice related to domestic abuse can get in touch via email or the registration form. We will try our best to provide the relevant support to the individual/family. Confidentiality will be maintained at all stages.

Domestic violence and abuse can be defined as “any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse: psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional”. Domestic abuse can include an individual incident or prolonged periods of control and coercion.

Preventing Domestic Abuse

Preventing domestic abuse often focuses on changing the attitudes and norms that encourage abuse, on empowering those who may experience domestic abuse and on promoting non-abusive behaviour. Domestic abuse prevention often uses awareness campaigns, education, skills building, community mobilization and participatory group education efforts.

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