What is abuse?

This fact sheet gives examples of relationship abuse (family violence) that are physical, emotional or verbal, psychological, sexual, and financial; describes types of abuse that are crimes and where to get legal and other help.

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produced by
Legal Services Society
produced in
2013
last reviewed
January 2013 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
resource type
basics
tags
abusive relationship, leaving an abusive relationship, dating violence, domestic violence, relationship violence, violence against women