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What is abuse?
Abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:
Who can experience abuse? The vast majority of abuse perpetrators are men towards women, but women can be abusers too. In the majority of cases abuse is inflicted by a partner or ex-partner, a family member or carer.
How to recognise abuse
Although every situation is unique, there are common factors that link the experience of an abusive relationship. Acknowledging these factors is an important step in preventing and stopping the abuse. This list can help you to recognise if you, or someone you know, are in an abusive relationship.
They include :
Where to access support
***If you think you might be in immediate danger call 999, If you cannot talk, dial 55 and the operator will respond**
Refuge Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 or visit http://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
Respect: Men’s Advice Line offers advice and support to men experiencing domestic abuse – call 0808 801 0327, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact them via their website.
Respect offers support for those who are worried that they are displaying violent and abusive tendencies in their relationships with loved ones - call 0808 8024040
Galop’s National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline is a service offering support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people who are being abused – call 0800 999 5428, email email@example.com or contact them via their website.
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