Domestic Abuse Awareness Week takes place across North Tyneside from 25th November. A number of events have been organised to raise awareness starting with the ‘DIVA’ Walk on Sunday 25th November. To find out more click here

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse takes many forms. If you are being controlled, threatened or physically assaulted by someone you live with (or used to live with) that is domestic abuse.

It is not always easy to talk about domestic abuse or to know what you want to happen. You may feel frightened, ashamed, confused and guilty.

All of that is understandable. It can happen to anyone and any kind of relationship. But you have a right to live free from fear and are not to blame for someone else’s violence and abuse.
Did you know?

25% of women are affected by domestic violence during their adult lifetimes

16% of men are affected by domestic violence during their adult lifetimes

58% of abused women miss at least three days of work a month

33% of all domestic violence homicides happened on workplace grounds

56% of abused women arrive late for work at least five times

5% of men in England and Wales experienced DV in the last year alone

7% of women in England and Wales experienced DV in the last year alone

£2 Billion is the annually cost of DV and Abuse to businesses

For further information on the support available click here