Domestic Abuse can take a number of forms such as:
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional and Mental Abuse
Victims of this type of behaviour will need support from the police and other specialist services such as Women’s 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. These Acts gives the Court powers to grant two orders:
This prevents the abuser from harming you or your child(ren).
This Order indicates 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.
We can help in these situations. As part of our service we can offer the following:
- Legal Aid (to those who are eligible)
- Free 1/2 hour Interview
- Low Hourly Rates (if not eligible for Legal Aid)
If 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.
We will ensure that any communication we have with you are at a mutually agreed address or telephone number so as to prevent the abuser from finding out you have been in contact.