Domestic abuse is an unacceptable crime which affects people from all social and economic backgrounds, regardless of age, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. It includes any action or behaviour involving abuse between adult family members (including current and former partners).
Abuse occurs when a person causes, attempts to cause or threatens to cause emotional, sexual or physical harm to an intimate partner or other family members. It can also be a pattern of coercive behaviour to establish and maintain power and control over another in a relationship. This type of behaviour takes many forms, including physical, sexual, economic and emotional abuse, isolation and the selective destruction of property and pets.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse or worried about someone you know who may be experiencing abuse behind closed doors visit Bexley Domestic Abuse Services.
Who can you talk to?
If you, or someone you know, are experiencing domestic violence there are a range of services that can offer help and support.
In an emergency you should always ring the police on 999.