We know that domestic abuse affects all people whatever their age, background or gender and that abuse takes many forms: physical, mental and financial.
Domestic abuse is a pattern of behaviour used by one person to gain power and control over another individual in the context of an intimate or familial relationship. It involves a range of abusive actions, both physical and psychological, that are used to exert dominance, instil fear, and maintain control over the victim.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, we will take urgent action to protect you and your children. We will explain all the available safeguarding options including occupation orders, non-molestation orders and prohibited steps orders.
Whilst we do not offer legal aid, we work with a comprehensive network of support groups and we will signpost you to the appropriate organisations.
Domestic abuse is against the law and you should consider reporting your abuser to the police. We also recommend the freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247.