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Women's Aid

working together until women and children are safe

We are a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.

Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
Freephone: 24 hour 0808 2000 247
Who is it for:
Anyone connected with domestic violence
How to apply:
Contact website or phone helpline
Sector:
Public

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Abuse is the improper usage or treatment for a bad purpose, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit, physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, sexual assault, violation, rape, unjust practices; wrongful practice or custom; offense; crime, or otherwise verbal aggression.[1] Abuse can come in many forms.
Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.
A helpline was originally a telephone service which offers help to those that call. Many helpline services now offer more than telephone support - offering access to information, advice or customer service via telephone, email, web or SMS.
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