Domestic Abuse

The cross-government definition of domestic violence and abuse is:

Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.

Many people think that domestic abuse is about intimate partners, but it is clear that other family members are included and that much safeguarding work that occurs at home, is in fact concerned with domestic abuse.

Adult safeguarding and domestic abuse. Guide to support practitioners: LGA/ADASS

Controlling Behaviour in Relationships: Young Adults Toolkit

Money Matters: Research into the Extent and Nature of Financial Abuse in Intimate Relationships

Prevention Information Sheet: Domestic Abuse   

Refuge – My Money My Life Report

Stockton-on-Tees Domestic Abuse Strategy

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