The UK government’s definition of domestic violence is ‘any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence, or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional.’

Further advice and information

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, you can report to the police by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency, or tell a family member, friend, or neighbour. Reports can also be made using South Yorkshire Police online reporting form (Please do not use the form in an emergency, call 999).

The police will take all reports of domestic abuse very seriously.


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Further information and links to support can be found here – Domestic abuse – SYP (