Services and support for anyone in an abusive relationship with a partner, ex-partner, family member, flatmate or friend.
The Police can issue a safety order when they think someone is at risk of domestic violence. The Police don’t need the consent of the person at risk and the order can’t be appealed.
Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, psychological or financial — a protection order means an abuser can be arrested if they hurt, threaten or even approach you or your children.
If you're being harassed by someone you're not in a relationship with, you can apply for a restraining order.
Contacts in your area for organisations that can help if you're dealing with family violence from the Family Services Directory.
If you're worried a child is being abused, please report your suspicions so authorities can investigate.
Bullying is a form of aggressive or threatening behaviour — either at school, in the workplace or in the wider community.
Financial abuse is when someone steals your money or property, fails to repay money you've lent them, or forces you to give them money or sell your property for their benefit.
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