This LEAP Online section has been created to increase awareness and understanding of what domestic abuse is and how to access support due to domestic abuse issues.
Many people use the term domestic violence, but that terminology is misleading.
Domestic abuse appears in many different forms and in some cases physical acts of violence never occur, the acts of abuse can be subtle but equally as damaging.
We know that 1 in 4 woman and 1 in 6 men will be victims of domestic abuse in their lifetimes and that young woman are most likely to suffer abuse.
We know from survivors of domestic abuse that the affects can last many years, impacting on them in many ways.
Understanding domestic abuse and how to access support allows us to not only keep ourselves safe, but keep our communities safer. Don't forget to complete the activity and assessment to earn a digital badge!