Violence and Abuse can happen to anybody. Domestic Abuse happens when one person hurts or bullies another person who…

  • Is their partner (boyfriend/ girlfriend or wife/husband)
  • Was their partner
  • Is in the same family (including step-families)
  • It can happen when people live together or when people live in different houses.
  • Usually (but not always) it is the male who hurts the female.
  • Domestic abuse can happen in grown up or teenage relationships.
  • Domestic abuse can happen in families and it can happen to one member of the family or several members of family.
  • Children and young people can be affected by the abuse that they see and hear. They can also be hurt or bullied as part of the domestic abuse.