What is Domestic Abuse?
“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”
(Home Office 2004).
1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. It is a pattern
of unwanted behaviour where the perpetrator uses a variety of tactics to keep power and control over their partner or family
City Domestic & Sexual Abuse Coordinator is a member of the Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Strategy Group (ODASG).
The group coordinates resources across the county to improve response and support for all victims, their children and
families who are affected by domestic abuse.
you have been affected, or know of someone else who is affected by domestic abuse and want support and information please
If you are being abusive to your partner or a family member, then call RESPECT on 0845 122 8609 for advice and information
to change your behaviour.
Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800
National 24 hour Helpline
0808 2000 247
Male Advice Line & Enquiries 0808
Broken Rainbow (LGBT) 0845
Kiran Asian Women’s Aid 0208
0845 450 3883