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Domestic Abuse

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Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. It is defined as any incident or pattern of controlling, coercive, threatening, physical violence, threatening behaviour or abusive behaviour between intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.

We run two domestic abuse services in Devon, providing support, advice and protection from domestic abuse, for men, women and children:

Our services empower people to live safely and free from fear or harm. Don’t suffer in silence – we are here for you. We support LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence.

Domestic abuse can take different forms, including:

  • Physical abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Financial abuse

  • Gaslighting / emotional abuse

  • Digital / online abuse

  • Honour-based violence

  • Forced marriage

  • Female genital mutilation (FGM)

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In an emergency always call 999. If you are not in immediate danger but would like to talk to someone about something you’re experiencing you can contact 101, or find more specialist services on our resources page.

If you are concerned about an abuser monitoring or discovering your browsing history, the following tips will help you erase your browsing history.  

The green "Go” button at the bottom of this page along with our TDAS and PDAS service pages will quickly take you to the BBC News homepage – but you will need to delete your browsing history afterwards.    

If you’re worried about someone else that you know is experiencing abuse, find out more about how you can support them.

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