Practice Guidance

Domestic abuse: quick guide

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Introduction

Definition of domestic abuse The government defines domestic abuse as “any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass, but is not limited to, the […]

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