We are committed to supporting adults and children experiencing
domestic violence and abuse.
Domestic violence and abuse is the emotional, financial,
physical, psychological or sexual abuse of someone by a person they
know. This could be a partner, ex-partner, friend or family
Domestic violence and abuse is about someone trying to have
power and control over you and everything you do. Abusers
will do anything to keep that control. Domestic violence is
rarely a one-off event and physical violence often escalates in
frequency and severity over time.
Domestic violence is usually perpetrated against women by men
they know. However, men are sometimes abused by their
female partners, and parents are sometimes abused by their
children. Domestic violence affects people of all ages and
from all backgrounds and communities.
Children living with domestic violence and abuse are more likely
than other children to be directly abused themselves.
Children witnessing domestic violence and abuse are at risk of
being harmed emotionally and psychologically and their education
and behaviour and development may also suffer.
It is not always easy to believe that you are in an abusive
relationship, but acknowledging that you are is an important step
in preventing and stopping the violence and abuse.
No matter who you are, you have the right to live free from
violence and abuse.
There are many sources of Help and
Advice available to you along with many local and national
You can find more information on the Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood Domestic Violence
Bassetlaw District Council and Newark and Sherwood District
Council have produced their own Domestic Violence Strategy on how
it will work to tackle domestic violence.
Last Updated - 17/04/2012