Domestic Abuse

What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic abuse essentially involves the misuse of power and exercise of coercive control by one person over another with whom there is or has been a close relationship.

Domestic Abuse is the term to describe the actual or threatened physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or financial abuse of a person by a partner, family member or someone with whom there is, or has been, a close relationship. It is also considered to be domestic abuse for a perpetrator to allow or causing a child to witness, or be at risk of witnessing, domestic abuse.

There are many different forms of domestic abuse but they fall mainly into 4 categories. These are:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional / Psychological Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Financial Abuse

Domestic abuse occurs irrespective of gender, race, class, age, religion, sexuality, mental ability, physical ability, income, lifestyle or geographical area of residence.

For further information visit the Gwent Safeguarding website

Last Modified: 26/04/2021
For more information contact:

Call Torfaen

Tel: 01495 762200


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