Domestic Abuse & Violence

The Government states domestic violence and threatening behaviour can happen to anyone, any gender or sexuality and in any situation. If you feel you are being controlled or made to do anything that makes you feel unsafe, this could happen to you in many ways:

  • Psychological
  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Financial
  • Emotional

Also so-called honour based abuse, forced marriage and female genital mutilation are recognised by the Government as abuse and violence towards women.

Suffolk Violence Against Women and Girls, Men and Boys 2018 - 2021 Strategy and Action Plan


Suffolk Health & Wellbeing Board is tackling Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) and you can read how they are doing this here:

The Domestic Abuse Act- What you need to know?

Further reading

Domestic Abuse Bill 2020 Factsheets

Communitycare: What The New Domestic Abuse Legislation Means for Social Workers

Domestic Abuse Bill: Key Measures for Children and Sector Reaction

Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care

The Offices of Norfolk and Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioners, in partnership with Victim Support is a team of specially trained staff and volunteers offering support and advice to victims of all crimes throughout Norfolk and Suffolk.

View the Victim Support website

For full details please download the Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care flyer 

Bright Sky App

Bright Sky is a FREE app providing support and information for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship, or those concerned about someone they know.

Bright Sky has a UK-wide directory of support services and questionnaires to help anyone who is experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Escape the Trap

Teenage Relationship Abuse Programme

SafeLives 'Spotlights' on Domestic Abuse


Suffolk Constabulary Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Unit 



Below are two short videos showing typical behaviours of both victims and abusers. 

You are not alone. Tell someone. There is support out there for you which includes the police and medical professionals.

Women’s Aid, Refuge, NHS England and the London Association of Directors of Adult Social Services are all working to protect people at risk of domestic violence and abuse.

You can also call the National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247 at anytime.

You can also access our Domestic Abuse advice in various different languages below:


Domestic Abuse Podcasts

Below are the links to some Domestic Abuse Podcasts (please access these through CHROME or FIREFOX as they can not be accessed through Explorer).

Domestic Abuse & COVID

Domestic Abuse & Stalking

Talk with Survivors in Transition

Talk with Leeway Domestic Abuse Services

Talk with Suffolk Rape Crisis

Talk with Lighthouse Woman's Aid

Talk with Alumah

Parental Conflict and Domestic Abuse Workshop

Listen and Watch the recording here- Parental Conflict and Domestic Abuse Webinar