The Home Office define domestic abuse as ‘any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between individuals who are or have been intimate partners or other family members regardless of gender or sexuality’.
If you are in an abusive relationship, there are three important steps you must take:
1. recognise that it is happening to you
2. accept that you are not to blame
3. get help and support
Where to get help?
If you, or someone you know, is affected by domestic violence, help is available.
In an emergency, call 999. Domestic abuse is treated very seriously by the police, and they will take action to protect you.
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