Physical and Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse – for every word there is a scar!

Physical abuse – don’t be silent if your partner’s violent

Emotional and physical abuse can take many forms. Emotional abuse can be subtle at times.

Calling you names, attacking your personality, giving you the silent treatment, making you feel guilty, shouting and swearing, threats and intimidation, humiliation, isolating you, denying the abuse, financial control: are all examples of emotional abuse.

Hitting, punching, kicking, spitting, slapping, strangling and throwing you around are all examples of physical abuse. There is no need to put up with any of these behaviours. You can get help if you are living with an emotionally or physically abusive partner. When you are emotionally abused it can be difficult to recognise as your self-esteem and confidence will be shattered. However, your intuition usually tells you that something is not right.

If you feel something is not right, then seek help from a domestic violence organisation, such as, the Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS) either online or Freephone 03000 110 110 as soon as possible.  They can help you identify if you are a victim of abuse.

If you are being physically abused it is important you  seek immediate help by contacting the police, and thereafter seek legal help as soon as possible. Legal aid is available if you are a victim of any kind of domestic abuse.

Here at Peace Legal we endeavour to obtain various types of Injunction on your behalf to help you in this situation. These may include a non-molestation order to prevent your partner from harassing, pestering or molesting you and/or an occupation order requiring them to leave the home or (if they have already left) preventing them from returning.

We provide a sympathetic, professional service and work with other agencies to provide you with the best help possible for your situation, including counselling, confidence building, benefits advice, help with finances, parenting skills and emotional and practical support. Most of all we can help you to obtain the protection you need for yourself and your children in a safe and confidential environment.

Don’t suffer in silence – don’t be a victim – take action now!
Please call us on 01226 341111 and ask to speak to a member of our team – we are here to help.

 

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