What is Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are or have been in an intimate relationship, marriage or family relationship, regardless of gender or sexuality.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Noticing and acknowledging the warning signs and symptoms of domestic violence and abuse is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person they love. If you recognise yourself or someone you know in the following warning signs and descriptions of abuse, don’t hesitate to reach out. There is help available.
RELATIONSHIP YES OR NO CHECKLIST
When someone loves you, you feel safe, respected and free to be yourself. You shouldn’t be made to feel scared, intimidated or controlled.
If you have answered ‘No’ to any of these questions, you could be in an abusive relationship and may want to speak to someone.
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic violence, or needs further information, visit the NHS Choices website to find out about the support options available.
You can also call us for free and fully confidential support.
Racing Welfare’s 24 hour support line enables people to access support and
guidance through digital and telephone options.