A lack of knowledge can mean we don’t know what action to take, perpetuating both domestic violence and sexual assault. We hope by knowing about the types of abusive behaviours often demonstrated by perpetrators of abuse, you can feel more able to support someone who may be in need.
Types of abusive behaviour can include but are not limited to:
Threats and intimidation
Using the children to control and abuse
Denial, minimalising and blaming
So called 'honour' based violence or forced marriage
Are you worried about yourself or someone you know?
Visit the Get Help page for a list of national and specialist resources, should you need support. Remember that if you or someone else you know is in immediate danger, call 999.
The Bright Sky app provides your nearest support service, which you can search for by area, postcode, or using GPS. The app also provides advice on how to help a friend or family member experiencing abuse, as well as a questionnaire to determine whether you may be in an abusive relationship.