Domestic Violence


The Different forms it can take

 

Domestic Violence is growing concern in all our societies but in particular ethnic communities. None of us can fight Domestic Abuse on our own. If we try we feel isolated, confused, frightened and weak but together we can gain strength and help each other as well as gradually increase awareness on Domestic Abuse.



Unfortunately domestic abuse still remains very much under the carpet because more often than not women have fears about losing children, breaking up of families, stigma of divorce and deportation etc. This is where our help is different we do not only help the victims but we also help women recognize the problem from very start.



Domestic abuse has many forms i.e. threatening behaviour, violence, psychological abuse, physical violence, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and financial abuse.

Each abuse has to be tackled in a different way. Not all the methods are same to resolve an issue or help a victim. Some may get help from us and some due to sensitivity of the situation may have to be referred for further help to other professional bodies.

 

In relationships where there is domestic violence, children witness about three-quarters of the abusive incidents. About half the children in such families have themselves been badly hit or beaten. Sexual and emotional abuses are also more likely to happen in these families. It then becomes a cycle of abusive which we all need to break because it will not end unless we make a permanent stand against it.



If you think you or some one you know of are or may be a victim then please get in touch with us ASAP in full confidence.

This includes issues of concern to black and ethnic minority (BME) communities such as so called 'honour based violence', female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriages.