Domestic Abuse

This month we are looking at quite a big issue in the HSC sector: domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is a repeated pattern of behaviour that often escalates in occurrence and severity over time.

The Home Office defines domestic violence and abuse 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:

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