Domestic abuse

The council is committed to working in partnership with legal and community organisations to prevent domestic abuse. The aim is to reduce the harm it causes to individuals, families and the community as a whole.

Domestic abuse is any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional). This can be between adults who are, or who have been, intimate partners or family members. It can happen to any gender or sexuality.

This definition includes violence such as female genital mutilation (FGM). Also, so-called ‘honour’ crimes, forced marriage, and acts of gender-based violence.

Domestic abuse occurs across all communities, faiths and cultures.

Professionals - how to make a referral

Further information

Tel: 0800 279 5434