What is Domestic Abuse?
The Home Office defines Domestic Abuse as 'any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are, or have been in a relationship together, or between family members, regardless of gender or sexuality'.
This can include actual or threatened physical, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse.
Domestic abuse involves the use of power and control by one person over another. It can occur in all domestic situations, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, age, religion and mental or physical ability of those involved.
There are a number of national websites and agencies that provide support and information; some are listed below.
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Counselling, Advice and Victim Support
- Women's Aid: 0808 2000 247
- North Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Service: 01932 260690
- Surrey Domestic Abuse 24 hour Helpline: 01483 776822
- Victim Support: 0845 3899528
- Epsom & Ewell Community Safety Team: 01372 732000
- Surrey Police: 101 (in an emergency call 999)
Help for Children and Young People
Help for Male Victims
Same Sex Domestic Abuse
Help for Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse
- Everyman Project: 0207 263 8884 (counselling programme for perpetrators)
- Respect (domestic abuse perpetrator programmes)