Domestic abuse can be threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional). Between intimate partner, ex-partners, family members. And experienced by people over the age of 16.
Whatever form it takes, domestic abuse is rarely a one-off incident.
It is often a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviour and can get worse over time. Domestic abuse can happen in the home but can also happen in a public place or in the workplace.
The Methodist Church have a new Domestic Abuse section on their Safeguarding website, including a podcast which tells the experience of a survivor of domestic abuse that was recently highlighted in the Methodist News. It can be found here. We plan to add new items of interest around domestic abuse including further victim and survivor stories.