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26 Domestic Violence, Abuse and Harassment
2. What can I do if someone in my family is abusing me?
You can take practical steps to make yourself safe, and legal steps to try to stop it happening again. This leaflet describes both. It mostly describes what to do if your partner is abusing you, but there is a section in this leaflet about other abusive family relationships.
What if I think it's my fault?
What if it has happened before?
What if I just want to be safe but don't want the other person to be punished?
This leaflet is published by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). It was written in association with Imogen Clout, a solicitor specialising in family law.
The leaflets are regularly updated but the law may have changed since they were printed so the information in them may be incorrect or out of date.
Leaflet version: January 2016
Last updated on 19 January 2016
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