Tell someone about the abuse

People who abuse are even more powerful if no-one knows about the abuse. They may have threatened to hurt you or your children or family if you tell anyone.

Telling someone can help you be safer. It means they can look out for you. Although it is frightening, there are people (such as Shakti) who understand your fears and can help you to be safer.

Think about who you tell. It should be somebody who you can trust. If they do not believe you or they make excuses for the abuse, tell someone else.