Domestic abuse is the physical, emotional, verbal, sexual or financial abuse of one person by another with whom they have or have had an intimate or family-type relationship. 

Abuse in the home is more widespread than you think. It affects men and women of all ages, ethnicities, orientations and income levels, regardless of ability.

Domestic abuse doesn’t always involve physical violence. Sustained controlling behaviour and emotional pressure are also forms of abuse. Regularly intimidating, bullying, criticising or threatening a partner are all forms of what is called ‘coercive control’.

It is not easy to accept that a loved one can behave so aggressively and because you cannot explain the behaviour, you assume that it is your fault. You are not to blame for your partner’s behaviour.

Everyone has the right to live life free from threats, violence and abuse and help is available. You are not alone.

Useful Contacts


Surrey Against Domestic Abuse

yourSanctuary  - offer emotional and practical support to individuals who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Surrey 24 hour helpline: 01483 776822

Surrey Police: 999 (emergency) or 101 (non-emergency)

       Surrey CC

Contact details

Children's Centre:  01252 350225


Address: Ash Grange Children's Centre and Primary School, Ash Church Road, Ash, Surrey GU12 6LX - Map