Domestic Abuse can take a number of forms such
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional and Mental Abuse
of this type of behaviour will need support from the police and other specialist services such as Womens Aid and Victim Support.
You may also be able to obtain protection from the Courts to prevent the abuser from coming near you or to force them to vacate
the home. These orders are dealt with under The Family Law Act 1996 and the Protection from
Harassment Act 1997. This Act gives the Court powers to grant two orders:
This prevents the abuser from harming you or your
Order indicate who can live in the family home and order the other person to leave the property.
In some cases the Court can attach a Power of Arrest which means the abuser
is automatically arrested should they breach the terms of the Order.
can help in these situations. As part of our service we can offer the following:
you would like to talk in confidence about this subject, contact Katie
Bonnett or Claire Kendrick on
Freephone 0800 1071 209 or click here to email them direct.
ensure that any communication we have with you is at a mutually agreed address or telephone number so as to prevent the abuser
from finding out you have contacted us.