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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    Six relationship red flags to look out for (and how to deal with them)


    Domestic abuse doesn’t just involve physical violence. If you’re worried about your relationship, here are some of the signs of emotional abuse to look out for.

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    Be the difference: how retailers tackle domestic abuse


    The retailer’s against domestic abuse coalition is helping businesses take their crucial first steps towards protecting their colleagues from domestic abuse.

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    It’s time to come together and tackle domestic abuse.


    Employers don’t just have a responsibility to look out for their employees’ wellbeing while they’re at work. To support businesses who want to make a difference, our retail industry against domestic abuse (RIADA) campaign brings together retailers who are pushing for change within the industry.

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    Nine warning signs that a colleague may be experiencing domestic abuse

    2021-07-01T11:58:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust by Rosie Mullender

    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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    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

    2020-04-09T13:00:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    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

    2020-04-16T12:17:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    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

    2020-04-15T14:41:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    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

    2019-07-10T09:00:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    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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