abuse is defined as controlling, coercive or threatening
behaviour between partners or family members who are aged over 16. It can
include physical violence as well as threats and emotional, sexual or financial
abuse. Living with this form of abuse
affects children of all ages. They may be frightened and confused and this may
have an impact upon their health as well as their behaviour both at home and
Domestic abuse is very common but many people experiencing
it do not ask for help.However, there
is a lot of support available for anyone living with domestic abuse, including
a helpline, one-to-one support and courses and drop-ins.To find out more or for general advice
contact the DAFFS helpline 0800 694 9999 (9am to 6pm weekdays), visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/domesticabuse or download one of these leaflets.
Abuse Handbook and the Domestic Abuse Strategy are also available to download.
For concerns or enquiries about a child, young person or adult PLEASE PHONE CARE CONNECT ON 01275 888808.