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Criminal law

Domestic abuse, in itself is not an offence. However, there are many offences that a person can be charged with if they are violent or abusive. If your partner has assaulted you, made threats, damaged your property or is harassing you, you should contact the police. Remember your safety is of great importance. The police […]

Civil law

Many people who experience domestic abuse do not feel able to contact the police or press charges. However, there is still protection available. A non-molestation order can provide protection from all forms of abuse and violence. It can be used to order someone to stop using or threatening violence against you or your children. It […]

Benefits

Whether you are working or not, you may be able to claim certain benefits to help you if you leave your partner. This will depend on your income. The Citizen's Advice Bureaux will give you confidential, free advice on this and you won’t be asked to go into all your personal details with them. For […]

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