Domestic violence and abuse

Domestic violence and abuse is a serious problem. It includes physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse.

Physical signs such as injuries may be easier to recognise than the emotional forms of abuse.

Abusers may limit access to finance, social contact or what a person may do in order to have control over them. Children who witness domestic violence and abuse will be affected in many ways.

It’s important that those affected by domestic violence and abuse are supported to make their own decisions.

It is not the victim’s fault.

For more information about Domestic Violence and Abuse; whether you are a victim, practitioner, perpetrator or family member, please see the Leeds Domestic Violence and Abuse website​.​​​


Help and support can be found on the Leeds Domestic Violence and Abuse website.

1. Someone I know is affected by DV

2. Employers and DV

3. DV practitioners

4. Young people and DV

5. I think I need help with my behaviour towards my family

6. LCC DV & A Policy 2015 (PDF 2MB)​