Domestic abuse

Anyone can experience abuse by their partner. It happens to men and women, people of all ages, religions, and backgrounds, and within heterosexual and same sex-relationships. No one is immune and yet, people often believe that abuse is something that could never happen to them. Have a look at our resources and the support that is available.

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    Nine warning signs that a colleague may be experiencing domestic abuse

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    The signs can be less obvious that you might think – but knowing what to look for could save a colleague’s life.

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    Accessing support to escape domestic abuse

    This article offers insight into the types of domestic abuse that occur, what signs to look out for, and where you can find support.

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    Dealing with domestic abuse during COVID-19

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    Whether you’re experiencing abuse from your partner for the first time, or you’ve been living with abuse for many years, it’s important to know that you’re not alone, and help is available.

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    Reaching out can make all the difference

    Fiona Bowman, 64, escaped her violent relationship when a colleague offered help when she needed it the most 

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    Understanding domestic abuse

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    Anyone can experience abuse by their partner. Learn about the types of domestic abuse that occur, the signs to look out for and where you can find support. Telling someone that you need help could save your life.

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    The different forms of domestic violence and abuse

    Dame Jennifer Susan “Jenni” Murray, journalist and broadcaster, talks about the different forms of domestic violence and abuse.

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    How to stop using abuse in your relationship

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    It can be very difficult for someone to accept that their behaviour is causing another person harm, but one can’t change what one doesn’t acknowledge. Find out about the help that is available.

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    Financial support to escape domestic abuse

    We offer non-repayable financial aid to help alleviate the financial challenges associated with escaping domestic violence.

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    Leaving an abusive relationship

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    No one deserves to be abused and there are many reasons why people stay in abusive relationships. Despite the barriers, people do leave safely and go on to recover from their experiences with the right kind of support.

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    Understanding date rape

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    Whether a rape has been committed by a stranger or someone you know, it is a crime. It’s important to learn about the myths and how to keep yourself safe. 

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