Domestic abuse can be defined as an incident of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer. It is very common. In the vast majority of cases it is experienced by women and is perpetrated by men.
Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone and take place in any home. It can happen in same sex relationships and between family members. If you have any concerns about yourself, a friend, neighbour or relative and would like to speak to someone about this, please visit the Herts Sunflower website.
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Or call the Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline on 08 088 088 088 or visit their website here.
You can speak to your health visitor, midwife, or GP who are trained in supporting and signposting people with concerns around domestic abuse.
Please click here to download the leaflet from Greater Manchester Police on Clare's Law - The Domestic Abuse Disclosure Scheme.
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