Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of their gender, age, sexuality or ethnicity.
Domestic abuse is not always physical violence. It can also include coercive control, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse and online abuse.
The government acknowledges that coronavirus household isolation instructions can cause anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse, therefore household isolation instructions do not apply if you need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse and need immediate help, ask for ‘ANI’ in a participating pharmacy. ‘ANI’ stands for Action Needed Immediately but also phonetically sounds like the name Annie. If a pharmacy has the ‘Ask for ANI’ logo on display, it means they’re ready to help. They will offer you a private space, provide a phone and ask if you need support from the police or other domestic abuse support services.
If you are suffering from violence, threats or intimidation, you will need protection through an injunction, which we can help you with.
There are two types of injunction:
A Non-Molestation Order prohibits those who are abusive from using or threatening violence or intimidating, harassing or pestering you.
An Occupation Order sets out who can live in the family home (or certain parts of it) and can also restrict someone from entering the surrounding area.
Our team of compassionate and friendly family experts can give you the advice and assistance you need if you are experiencing abuse. No one should be allowed to intimidate you and we are here to help.
You can also call Refuge’s National Domestic Abuse Helpline for free and confidential advice, 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247. If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police.
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