What is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic abuse is any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are in or have been intimate partners or between family members. It may include Physical, Sexual, spiritual, Psychological, emotional abuse, social and financial deprivation. Family members are defined as father, mother, son, daughter, sister, brother, grandparents, in-laws or step family.
Forced marriage, Honour based violence, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), trafficking and prostitution are all aspects of Domestic abuse
Domestic Abuse can happen to anyone regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, age or sexuality and can include other family members including children and young people