What is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic abuse is physical, sexual, psychological or financial violence that takes place within an intimate or family-type relationship and that forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour. This can include forced marriage and so-called 'honour crimes'. Domestic violence may include a range of abusive behaviours, not all of which are in themselves inherently 'violent'(Women’s aid).
If you are in immediate danger
ARE YOU SAFE? If not, don’t delay
Chelmsford Police domestic violence unit 01245 490840
Women’s Aid Chelmsford 01245493114
National Women’s Aid 24hr free helpline 08082000247