Domestic abuse is 'any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (physical, psychological, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults aged 16 and above, who are or have been initimate partners or family members, regardless of gender and sexuality'. (Family members are defined as: mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister and grandparents, whether directly related, in-laws or step-family).
Domestic abuse can also affect the health and wellbeing of children in the family.
There are different forms of domestic abuse:
Each situation of domestic abuse is unique and should be dealt with on its own merits and needs. Remember you are not alone, the abuse is not your fault and you always have a choice and an alternative.
For a list of other local and national support services, see the Practitioner's Guide below.
Please remember, in an emergency dial 999 for immediate assistance.
Local practitioners requiring or interested in any domestic abuse training courses, please contact the Domestic Abuse Partnership Manager on 01753 477352.
The Slough Multi Agency Domestic Abuse Strategy 2015-2018 can be found at our Safer Slough Partnership page.