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Domestic Violence

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence includes any psychological, social, emotional, physical or economical abuse of an individual by a family member, carer, partner or ex-partner in an existing or previous domestic relationship. This is regardless of race, gender, disability, age, HIV status, religious or political belief, sexual orientation, class or location. Domestic violence is about the use of power to assert and maintain control over another person.

It can involve:

  • Physical violence - including slaps, shoves, punches, pushing, kicks, burns, stabbing, etc. Physical violence can sometimes start off with a 'minor' incident, but can often lead to serious injury such as broken bones, permanent disfigurement, persistent ill-health and worse
  • Sexual violence - including rape, sexual assault, enforced prostitution and being forced to engage in unwanted sex acts and abuse
  • Psychological and emotional abuse - including being constantly humiliated and degraded, being made to keep the house to exacting standards, kept short of money, threats to children and threats to oneself

What help is available?

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council is committed to helping anyone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. We can offer help, advice, support and guidance on how to deal with any instances of domestic violence.

Statistically approximately one in four women and one in five men are affected by domestic violence. We deal with 100+ cases a year and have shown our commitment to helping victims of domestic violence by employing a dedicated Domestic Violence Co-ordinator.

For confidential help and advice on domestic violence please contact the Domestic Violence Coordinator on 0116 2727785. Further information can be found in the downloadable domestic abuse leaflet.

The Domestic Violence Co-ordinator also chairs the Hinckley and Bosworth Domestic Violence Forum, which runs every two months. For further information on the forum, or if you would like to be involved in the forum please contact the Domestic Violence Coordinator using the above contact details.

Page last updated: 21 August, 2013