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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.


Having a safety plan in place has reduced my stress

Thanks for listening tae me, a no yous are the only ones that dae

I feel safer knowing BWA are supporting me

Hands keeping me safe and comfortable. Helping me to find joy. Thank you so much for the last 14 months

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