Tuesday 15th December 2020

Did you know domestic abuse will affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime?

Abusive relationships have no social boundaries: they affect people of all ages, incomes and belief systems. Here we explore what it means and where you can go for help and support.

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is defined by the Government as “any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional abuse” (No Defence for Abuse, p8.)

Domestic abuse support

The coronavirus pandemic and household isolation instructions can cause anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse. There is never an excuse for domestic abuse, no matter what the circumstances are. During this current time of restrictions, we thought it timely to remind RAF families of the support available to them.

Visit our Domestic Abuse page and view our directory of support.

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Stats from: Living Without Abuse

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