Domestic abuse information

Domestic abuse takes many forms. You can find out about other women’s and young people’s experiences here: Shameem’s story and Rukhsanna’s story.

Domestic abuse can be actual or threatened. It is usually a pattern of behaviour. It is not accidental. It is done deliberately. It often makes a woman feel frightened, lonely and bad about herself. It can be hard to recognise because the abuse often makes her doubt herself and her own judgement.

I understand the effects domestic abuse had on me and how I can keep myself safe.