Domestic violence and abuse, includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse where your current or previous partner or a member of your family hurts you or try and control what you do. Some examples are:

  • Being forcing to have sex
  • Being forced to marry someone when you do not want to
  • Being forced to undergo FGM
  • Being held against your will or taken somewhere you don’t want to be
  • Being threatened or made to fear your safety
  • Having your self-esteem undermined
  • Being threatened or made to fear for your safety

Multi Agency Domestic Abuse Statement 2017

This is not an excuse is a domestic abuse website provided by Avon and Somerset Police.

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