Domestic abuse is defined as “any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass but is not limited to the following types of abuse: Psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional”.
The Independent Domestic Abuse Service (IDAS) will provide advice and support: www.idas.org.uk – 03000 110 110 for advice and information – 0300 111 0777 for the rape support line.
Domestic Abuse Practice Guidance:
North Yorkshire and City of York Domestic Abuse Overview Strategy: