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Domestic Abuse and the Family Court


Domestic Abuse and The Family Court

If you are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse and are going to the family court, they can help to keep you safe and make sure what has already happened to you is taken into account, especially with anything involving your children.

For further information:

Family Court Proceedings and the Impact of Domestic Abuse

User Survey - Domestic Abuse and the Family Court

What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic abuse is legally defined as: "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:

  • Physiological
  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Financial
  • Emotional

The definition includes coercive, controlling behaviour, as well as female genital mutilation, so called honour based violence, and forced marriage.

Where to find support:

Supporting Victims in North Yorkshire can get you help to cope and recover from Domestic Abuse:

Tel: 01609 64310 (Monday – Friday, 8am – 7pm)

Email: help@supportingvictims.org

IDAS - Supporting Victims in North Yorkshire

Remember if you are in danger and need help quickly always call 999 for the police