INSIGHT|October 24, 2019
What can you do if you are experiencing Domestic Abuse?
Many people believe that domestic abuse, also known as domestic violence, is limited to physical acts such as pushing, slapping or hitting another person. This is not the case.
The government’s definition states that domestic abuse includes behaviour that is “controlling, coercive, threatening, violent or abusive" and that it "occurs between people aged over 16”. Although domestic abuse is often thought of as a gender crime, it is important to note that such abuse affects both men and women and includes “psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional” mistreatment.