Provide protection against violence or threats of violence from the perpetrator
Prevent all forms of communication from the perpetrator
Exclude the perpetrator from coming near an address
Ensure protection on behalf of children
Prevent the perpetrator from occupying the former family home
Grant you the right to occupy the family home without interference
Ensure that the perpetrator shall pay towards the financial upkeep of the former family home
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Protection orders granted
warning letters issued
legal advice provided
Types Of Domestic Abuse
The route to violence is often started by the perpetrator having a temper; punching or kicking things; destroying their partner’s belongings; threatening to harm pets; threatening suicide if their partner leaves; threatening to take the children away or harm them; or threatening to hurt or kill their partner. Forms of physical abuse can include punching, hitting, slapping, kicking and biting.
Emotional abuse can be just as harmful as physical abuse. Examples include name calling, putting the person down, making them feel like she is going mad and blaming her for the abuse also known as gaslighting, or controlling their every move through threats and intimidation.
Controlling a person’s ability to gain, use and keep their own money. Financial abuse can take many forms. Abusers may prevent their partner from earning or accessing their own money (for example, by banning them from going out to work, or sabotaging job interviews, or by taking the welfare benefits they are entitled to); spend or take their money without consent; build up debts in their name; or damage their possessions or property.
A forced marriage is where one or both people do not (or in cases of people with learning difficulties or who are under-age, cannot) consent to the marriage and where duress is used to enforce the marriage. ‘Duress’ includes psychological, sexual, financial or emotional pressure and physical violence.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a term used for describing harmful acts perpetrated against a person based on socially ascribed differences betweeen males and females. While the broadest interpretation of GBV is sometimes understood to include specific types of violence against men and boys, the term has historically been and continues to be used primarily as a way to highlight the vulnerabilities of women and girls to various forms of violence in settings where they are discriminated against because they are female.
Sexual violence includes any form of sexual activity that happens without the other person’s consent. It is mostly carried out by someone known to the victim: a husband, boyfriend, friend, colleague or other family member.
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