Domestic violence


Schools, nurseries and childminders are reopening. See Schools, children and families’ services.

Domestic abuse is the threatening or controlling behaviour of a partner. It can be:

  • physical
  • emotional
  • psychological
  • financial
  • sexual

A person who changes their behaviour because they’re frightened of their partner’s reaction is being abused.
If you believe a child’s at risk of harm due to domestic abuse, see Worried about a child.

Resources for those working with families affected by domestic violence.

Local help - The Portal

National organisations