The Government defines domestic violence as:
"Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality."
Domestic abuse occurs across society, regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality, wealth or geography.
There is often an increased risk from domestic abuse during pregnancy, financial problems or contact disputes.
Children suffer when they witness domestic abuse - in 90% of domestic abuse cases, children had been in the same or an adjacent room when a violent assault took place. (NCH Action for Children (1994)
Should you or anyone you know be suffering from any such abuse, we will act swiftly to put in place the protection that is needed. Our team is based in the center of Newcastle upon Tyne and we can arrange a confidential appointment in short notice to suit you. However, if you are experiencing domestic abuse, or anticipate it occurring soon, you should first call 999 in an emergency or 101 in a non-emergency.
Alternatively, you should call the Freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247.