It can happen to you whether you're young, old, male, female, gay or straight, it can also happen in any community.
Sometimes the abuse is committed by a partner but it can even be by another relative.
Whatever your circumstances, you’re not alone, don’t suffer in silence, there are people who can offer you advice and support.
It can happen to any man, no matter what background, age, job, race or sexuality.
Abusers believe they have the right to control their partners often telling them what to do and expecting obedience. The perpetrator often won’t accept responsibility for the abuse.
Abuse may include:
LGBT - LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER
Domestic violence happens in same-sex relationships too. Some surveys suggest there is domestic violence in 1 out of 4 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) relationships.
Whilst much of the abuse in this group is the same as that experienced in heterosexual relationships, unique forms of abuse may include:
There are often many additional barriers in BME communities including forced marriage and honour based abuse.
Other issues facing BME women include:
GET HELP NOW
DUDLEY’S DOMESTIC ABUSE PARTNERSHIP SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT 01384 455411
MEN’S ADVICE LINE (MALE VICTIMS) 0808 801 0327
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE 0808 2000 247
BROKEN RAINBOW UK (LGBT) 0300 999 5428
ASIAN WOMEN'S HELPLINE 0845 607 6474
IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 999
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Brierley Hill Police Station
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