Domestic violence

Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone.

What is domestic violence or abuse?

Domestic violence, also called domestic abuse, can happen to anyone, regardless of gender or sexuality.

It can include emotional, psychological, physical, financial and sexual abuse in couple relationships (current or previous) or between family members.

It can be an individual incident, or a pattern of incidents, but always involves one person having control and power over another.

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How to make a report

  • If you complete the Request Wellbeing Support form a wellbeing adviser will make contact with you to offer support and advise you about your options. This could include making a formal complaint to the University about unacceptable behaviour or reporting something to the police, but it doesn’t have to. The adviser can explain the options and possible outcomes, and help you decide what is right for you.
  • Report anonymously if you don't feel comfortable providing your details. We will know the incident has happened but will not be able to take any action.

Related resources and support

Find out where to get help and support.

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