Domestic abuse is defined as any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to

  • psychological
  • physical
  • sexual
  • financial
  • emotional

To enquire about any training/service/signposting or any domestic abuse related issues, please contact the North Yorkshire Police. Contact details can be found by visiting the North Yorkshire Police website.

If you or someone you know is directly affected by domestic abuse the Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS) website provides further information and support.

If you are ever in immediate danger you should call the Police on 999.

For more information on the impact of domestic abuse on children, unborn children and parents/victims please see the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board website.