10. Domestic abuse

Domestic violence and abuse, includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse where your current or previous partner or a member of your family hurts you or try and control what you do. Some examples are:

  • Being forcing to have sex
  • Being forced to marry someone when you do not want to
  • Being forced to undergo FGM
  • Being held against your will or taken somewhere you don’t want to be
  • Being threatened or made to fear your safety
  • Having your self-esteem undermined
  • Being threatened or made to fear for your safety

Multi Agency Domestic Abuse Statement 2017

This is not an excuse - local domestic abuse website

Helpline 0800 6949999