Recognising Domestic Abuse
Are you experiencing domestic abuse - Do you feel...
- Afraid of your partner?
- You are walking on eggshells?
- Your partner tries to control your life?
- Your partner talks down to you, insults you or gets
angry at your opinions?
- Your partner is violent or aggressive to you or your
- You have changed your life in order to 'keep the
If you have answered 'yes' to any of these feelings or
experiences, you may be in an abusive relationship.
Remember no one has the right to make you live in fear. There is
a range of free services that can offer you sensitive confidential
help. Call Worcestershire's 24-hour freephone number today to talk
to someone in confidence.
Perpetrators tactics may include:
shaking, shoving, throwing, slapping, punching, choking, kicking,
and using weapons or objects against a victim
forcing a partner to engage in sex against his / her will
violence or threats of violence against children, family, friends,
pets or property
particularly of children where they are not cared for fully e.g
poor provision of appropriate food, clothing, parenting, personal
care and health
humiliating the victim, repeated verbal attacks against the
victim's competence as a worker, family member or parent
controlling a victim's access to employment, activities, family,
friends, resources and information
controlling victims' access to resources such as money, healthcare,
transportation or insurance
Use of children:
exhibiting violence or threats of violence against children,
placing children into dangerous situations, forcing children to
participate in abusing the adult victim, fighting over custody or
visitation, repeated undermining the adult victim's parenting, or
making false reports to Child Protection Services
This page was last reviewed 26 November 2012 at 9:23.
The page is next due for review 25 May 2014.