Domestic abuse

domestic abuse - there is no excuse (poster)

domestic abuse - there is no excuse (poster)

Domestic abuse is a serious crime, which has profound effects on society.

In Fife in 2014/15

  • Women’s Aid in Fife supported 792 women.
  • Public Protection Unit had 4161 domestic abuse incidents reported to them.

Domestic abuse can be carried out by partners or ex-partners and includes any form of:

  • Physical abuse
    Punching, choking, not allowing to sleep or pushing.
  • Sexual abuse 
    Acts which degrade, humiliate and carried out against the victim's will, including rape.
  • Mental and emotional abuse
    Threats, verbal abuse, withholding money. Other types of controlling behaviour such as isolation from family or friends.

It’s difficult to accept that someone you love or care for can treat you badly. This is rarely a one-off incident, it tends to happen more and more often and become more severe.

Even if you think you’re experiencing mild abuse, it’s important to recognise it.  There are people who can help you and there are things you can do to help yourself.

You can speak to someone you can trust or use one of the contacts below, who will:

  • Give you information and support.
  • Help you consider your options and support you in achieving what you choose to do.
  • Help you contact the other services you need.

You can get support and information from:

Fife Women's Aid on 0808 802 5555

Police on 101 or in an emergency 999


Fife Domestic & Sexual Abuse Partnership
Tel: 01592 583690

Family Protection Unit
Tel: 01592 418460 Contact Family Protection Unit online
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