Domestic abuse - Introduction

Domestic abuse can be very damaging both physically and emotionally. It isn't always easy to notice, even if you experience it first-hand.

If you've been the victim of domestic abuse, you may feel too frightened to get help. But there are plenty of ways for you to get support and protection whilst staying safe from further abuse.

You should make yourself familiar with the signs of physical and emotional domestic abuse and make sure you know where to go for help.

This section will tell you what domestic abuse is, where you can go for help, how to plan ahead for your safety, and how to take legal action.

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