Domestic and family violence is when an individual uses behaviour to control or maintain power over a person they are in a relationship with or are related to.
If you have fears for your safety and have decided to leave, it is important that you make a safety plan to help you and your children stay safe.
Domestic and family violence is not always physical. Abuse can be emotional, social, verbal, sexual, financial or cultural. All forms of abuse should be taken seriously.
If you feel threatened or unsafe, or if you’re planning to leave an abusive partner, then you need to protect yourself online. Here are some ways to help stay safe.