Domestic abuse

Introduction

Domestic abuse is controlling or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between people:

  • aged 16 or over 
  • who are, or have been, partners or family members

Domestic abuse can take many forms, including:

  • psychological
  • physical
  • sexual
  • financial
  • emotional

Thames Valley Police has advice on what to do if you are a victim of domestic abuse.

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, or someone you know is being abused, you can find out how to report it.

You can find organisations that provide help and support for victims of domestic abuse.

Contact the community safety team

If you have a question about what you can do if you are affected by domestic abuse that is not answered on this page, you can email us for help at [email protected].