Domestic Abuse

Inverclyde Kids Against Domestic AbuseDomestic Abuse is a term used to describe abuse towards one partner or ex-partner by the other.  Domestic Abuse includes many forms of abuse such as physical abuse (including assault and physical attack), mental and emotional abuse (such as threats, verbal abuse, racial abuse, withholding money and other types of controlling behaviour), sexual abuse (acts which degrade and humiliate the partner and are perpetrated against their will, including rape).

Living with domestic abuse can have significant long and short term effects on children and young people.  Research has shown that children who witness domestic abuse can be affected in many ways even if they are not directly abused.

Getting Help

If you or someone you know is affected by domestic abuse you can get help from...

  • Inverclyde Women's Aid                                                  01475 888505
  • Inverclyde Social Work Services                                    01475 715365 
  • Domestic Abuse Helpline                                               0800 027 1234
  • Men's Advice Line                                                             0808 801 1327
  • Out of Hours Emergency Social Work Services         0300 343 1505 

For more advice or information download the factsheet or leaflet in the documents panel on the right hand side of this page.

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