When one person tries to have power over another person that they are in a relationship with or tries to control them we call it domestic abuse. When anyone, whether you know them or not, makes you do something sexual that you do not want to do, this is sexual abuse.
Abuse may be –
These are just some examples; there are many ways one person can be abusive towards another. If you feel scared, ashamed or controlled there is a problem.
Abuse can happen to anyone – it is not your fault and it is not okay. There are things you can do about it.
If you are worried that you are in an abusive situation what can you do about it? Talking to someone is always a great first step. You could call one of the Helplines or speak to a trusted adult.
Do not ignore it – Get help!
For more information, please take a look at the following pages:
If you have experienced domestic and/or sexual abuse and have used any of our services Leicester City Council invite you to be part of their Service User Scrutiny and Reference Group. For more information please visit: https://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-community/emergencies-safety-and-crime/domestic-and-sexual-abuse/help-tackle-domestic-and-sexual-abuse/