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Includes information on violence which takes place in family situations, particularly between couples, whether married or unmarried, and on the court orders which can be obtained to stop the offending spouse's behaviour.

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Domestic violence

Violence that happens in family situations, particularly between couples. Your rights to protection from domestic violence.

2 Domestic violence - Your legal rights

If you are frightened of your current or former partner then you have a right to be protected by the law. Explains the different legal options.
Provided by Women's Aid
3 Avoiding violence or abuse

You may feel you have to leave your home because of threats, abuse or intimidation. It may be possible to stay in your home if you take action against the person responsible. If you don't want to take these steps, the council may have to house you.
Provided by Shelter
1 National Domestic Violence Helpline

Information about the Women's Aid National Domestic Helpline and how the service can help you.
Provided by Women's Aid
10 Police and the criminal prosecution process

Most forms of domestic violence are crimes. Explains what you can expect from the police and Crown Prosecution Service if you report the abuse.
Provided by Women's Aid

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Domestic Violence, Abuse and Harassment
This leaflet tells you about your legal rights if you are suffering any sort of abuse in your home from other members of your family. It also tells you how to get ...
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Last Updated: 22 Jun 07





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