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Domestic abuse is behaviour from a family member, partner or ex-partner that:

  • is controlling, coercive, threatening, violent or abusive
  • happens between people aged over 16

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to men or women.

If you're a woman you can call the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247

If you're a man, you can get help from the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327

National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428

The Hideout  a safe space for children and young people

LoveRespect  Women's Aid is the national charity working to end abuse against women and children

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