Domestic violence victims
Domestic violence also known as domestic abuse is defined 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. This can encompass, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse:
This can also include:
- so-called honour based violence
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
- forced marriage
To find out the support that is available to you, if you decide to leave home or if your abuser makes you leave, see the further info section.
You can also find out about our Housing Services Domestic Abuse Policy & Procedures