Domestic Violence & Abuse

City of London

Domestic Abuse Information, Advice & Guidance

The effects of domestic violence and abuse on survivors/victims include the direct effects on them and their relationships with other people, particularly their children.


Domestic violence and sexual violence support

All forms of domestic violence and abuse – psychological, economic, emotional and physical – come from the abuser’s desire for power and control over other family members or intimate partners. Although every situation is unique, there are common factors involved.   Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence and abuse and it happens in all communities to people from all backgrounds.

Barnardo's Domestic Violence Risk Identification Matrix

A matrix developed by Barnardo’s to help identify the risk of domestic violence towards children both male and female.

Clare's Law

Your Right to Ask

Clare’s Law gives you the right to ask the police if your partner may pose a risk to you.  It also allows a member of the public to make an enquiry into the partner of a close friend or family member.