This is also a form of male violence against women and girls however, it relates specifically to abuse and violence perpetrated by any member of the household, such as an intimate partner, parent, child, sibling, relative. When domestic abuse is perpetrated by an intimate partner, it is referred to as intimate partner violence. When a child is a victim of domestic abuse, it is referred to as child abuse.
People from marginalized groups are at greater risk of experiencing abuse. However, it’s important to recognize that anyone can be a victim of abuse, regardless of their age, race, gender, sexual orientation, class, or faith.
If you or a loved one are a victim of domestic violence you can contact the following
If you are in immediate danger, call the police on 999
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 / www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/ (run by Refuge)
The Mix: Free information and support for under 25s in the UK – 0808 808 4994
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428
Samaritans: 24/7 service – 116 123
The Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327 (run by Respect for male domestic abuse survivors)