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Physical Abuse

One woman in four and one man in six in the UK will be a victim of domestic violence during their lifetime, according to research estimates. Two women a week are killed by a current or former male partner.

Domestic violence is officially classified 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".

It is the intentional use of physical force with the potential for causing death, disability, injury, or harm.

Victims can be anyone of any age, class, profession, race, nationality, gender or sexuality.

Physical violence includes, but is not limited to:

Physical injury

It's abuse if your partner or a family member:

If you or someone you know needs more information or help, come to the Portland Centre, where you will find genuine support to sustain you whilst you regain control of your life.

This is how we can help you

What next?

Just call us on 01305 824333 or e-mail us using our contact form or pop in to see a Portland Centre staff member to receive immediate assistance.