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Domestic Violence is any form of physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse which is used to gain power and control over the other person in an intimate relationship.


Women often say emotional abuse is worse than physical abuse as it leaves no visible scars, is difficult to prove and can be very damaging.


Children living with domestic violence can also suffer in a variety of ways; either by witnessing violence itself, by being used as emotional pawns or indirectly by the stress suffered by their mother.


Asking for help and making the first step is always difficult. Referrals from another agency you may have confided in are not necessary. All calls are confidential. There will always be help and support available on the other end of the phone.


Please note:

Calls made from a land line to our Freephone number listed at the bottom of each page will not appear on a phone bill or be charged.


Any local calls from a phonebox are also free of any charge.


If you feel more comfortable contacting us by email, please contact us




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