Did you know?
- 1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse during their lifetime
- 2 women are killed each week in England and Wales by a current or former partner
- 1 in 4 people identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender experience domestic abuse during their lifetime (source: Women’s Aid)
- 1 in 6 men will be victims of domestic abuse at some stage in their lives
Domestic violence and abuse is defined as:
‘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. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional’