WHAT IS DOMESTIC ABUSE?

WHAT IS IT - SIGNS TO LOOK OUT FOR - DAISY PROGRAMME IS HERE TO HELP

WHAT IS DOMESTIC ABUSE?

Domestic Abuse is a pattern of behaviours to try and control a partner.

 

It can happen at any point in a relationship and can happen to anyone regardless of age, background, gender, sexuality, religion, or ethnicity.  Statistics show domestic abuse is carried out by men and experienced by women.  Domestic Abuse is a crime.

 

Anyone who is forced to change their behaviour because they are frightened of their partner or ex-partners reaction is experiencing abuse.​

SIGNS TO LOOK OUT FOR

Some sign to look out for:

  • Is your partner jealous and possessive?

  • Are they charming one minute and abusive the next?

  • Do they tell you what to wear, where to go, who to see?

  • Do they constantly put you down?

  • Do they play mind games and make you doubt your judgment?

  • Do they control your money?

  • Do they pressure you to have sex when you don’t want to?

  • Are you starting to walk on eggshells to avoid making them angry?

  • Do they monitor or track your movements or messages?

  • Do they use anger and intimidation to frighten and control you?

DAISY PROGRAMME IS HERE TO HELP

It can happen at any point in a relationship and can happen to anyone regardless of age, background, gender, sexuality, religion, or ethnicity.   1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will experience Domestic Abuse in their lifetime, if you think its only affecting you, you are wrong.  Domestic Abuse is hidden, very well hidden by perpetrators both male and female and we often hear "No one will be believe, he or she is so nice to everyone else".  Domestic Abuse is a crime.  You are not alone as you can see from the stats and there is support for you.

 

We work with clients who have left an abusive relationship, men and women and those that are still in the relationship.  Leaving a domestic abuse relationship is not easy, often taking up to 35 separate incidents of abuse or 7 years.  Domestic Abuse does not have to be physical. Recovery afterwards takes time, leaving very often is the catalyst for change but the work begins post separation.

01953 880903

Answerphone out of hours

help@daisyprogramme.org.uk

Registered charity number 1166033

Privacy Notice

  • Daisy Programme on Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

Out of Hours

If you need to talk to someone outside of normal 'office' hours, please visit the National Domestic Violence Helpline website.

Please remember if you are in immediate danger call 999

Please support Daisy Programme by playing Our Breckland Lottery