Combatting domestic abuse
Domestic abuse is hugely under-reported; as such it’s very hard to quantify exactly how many people are affected by it. Part of the reason is that people are scared to step forward. But also, some people aren’t aware that they are victims of domestic abuse.
The Home Office definition of domestic abuse reads as: “Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or 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.”
Domestic abuse can be psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional, to name but a few examples. We at Moat take domestic abuse very seriously and have shared some statistics and techniques that may help those living in abusive relationships.
To get a better understanding of domestic abuse and the impact it can have, download the PDF below to see some figures based on the cases that have been reported.
How to cover your tracks
If you are suffering from domestic abuse, it’s important that you know how to seek help without alerting your abuser. Click the button below to download a document which will explain the best ways of covering your digital tracks.
Click the button below to download a list of key contacts which may be able to offer help, support and advice to you if you’re subjected to domestic violence.
If you feel you’re in immediate danger, or if someone you live with has either threatened or been violent towards you, then call 999 for emergency assistance.
Alternatively if you feel you might be at risk of becoming a perpetrator, or if you're already committing domestic abuse and would like help to stop it, please contact your Neighbourhood Housing Officer by calling 0300 323 0011. Your local Moat officer will be able to signpost you to partner agencies that may offer the help you need.