Different forms of domestic abuse
Domestic abuse (sometimes called domestic violence) can include:
- Physical violence – such as hitting, kicking, pushing, punching or pulling hair.
- Threatening behaviour – this could include threatening to hurt you, someone else in your family or even a pet. They could also threaten to do things such as refuse to pay for food or bills.
- Sexual violence – this includes making another person do something sexually that they don’t want to do, or making them look at or watch sexual material in magazines, the internet or television.
- Controlling someone’s money – this could include taking someone’s money, not allowing someone to spend their own money, or not providing enough money for basics such as food, clothing or items for babies.
- Controlling someone’s life – this might include stopping someone from leaving the house or going to work or school. It can also include controlling who someone spends time with and who they can be friends with.
- Cultural or ‘honour’ based violence – sometimes people can be hurt or punished for doing something that’s viewed as culturally unacceptable by a community or family. This can include being forced to marry someone.
Check out the TidyMinds ‘Different Ways Children and Young People can be Hurt or Abused’ page for more information.
Local support - Swansea
The children and young people’s service (CHYPS) offers support to 5 – 17 year olds who’ve been affected by domestic abuse.
- One-to-one support
- S.T.A.R. group work
- S.T.A.R. club
- Parenting workshops
Tel: 01792 644683
Email: LConte@swanseawa.org.ukSwansea Women's Aid
Hafan Cymru’s Children and Young People’s Support Workers assist young people who have are at risk of or have experienced domestic abuse.
Tel: 01792 34571