Domestic abuse is not only violence. It can be physical, sexual, emotional or financial abuse, threats and causing damage to property.
These are all signs of domestic abuse:
- One partner seems afraid of the other, or very anxious to please him or her
- One partner often criticises or humiliates the other in front of other people
- You can see physical injuries (bruises, broken bones, sprains, cuts etc) and may have been given unlikely explanation for their injuries
- One partner is reluctant to leave children with the other partner.
We have specially trained domestic abuse officers and staff working in the background targeting known abusers and protecting vulnerable people using all the powers available to them.