What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, bullying, threatening, or violent behaviour, by a partner, ex-partner, or family member. But it isn’t just physical violence – domestic abuse includes emotional, physical, sexual, economic, and psychological abuse. Abusive behaviour can happen in any relationship and it can continue even after the relationship has ended.

Forced marriage, ‘honour’ based violence and female genital mutilation are also forms of domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse happens between adults who are or have been intimate partners, or family members (mother, father, sister, brother grandchildren, and grandparents) and includes in-laws and step families and same sex relationships.

Call for help now:

Bradford Survive and Thrive One Front Door helpline:

0808 2800 999

National Domestic Abuse Helpline:

0808 2000 247
In an emergency, call 999