Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.
There are different kinds of abuse that can happen in different contexts. The most prevalent type of domestic abuse occurs in relationships. But the definition of domestic abuse also covers abuse between family members, such as adolescent to parent violence and abuse. You can read our.
For anyone who feels they are at risk of abuse, it is important to remember that there is help and support available to you, including police response, online support, helplines, refuges and other services.
- Domestic abuse: how to get help – National government guidance on how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse
- Local domestic abuse support – Key contacts providing support across the West Midlands, as well as regional and national helplines, and links to useful apps
- Domestic abuse advice for the Punjabi/Asian community – A short video produced by Dr Carter Singh