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Spot the signs

Since so much domestic abuse takes place behind closed doors, it’s sometimes very difficult to know whether you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse. Shame, embarrassment and fear often add to the conspiracy of silence around the subject. If you suspect abuse, here are some of the warning signs to look out for. Knowledge is power.

You can find out more about how to help someone who may be experiencing abuse here.


I feel amazing, in control, a different person

I thought domestic abuse happened to other people but I realise now that abuse can happen to anyone

Speaking to a support worker has made me feel safer in my home

A huge weight lifted off my shoulders when I contacted BWA

You helped me realise I deserved better