Student and Staff Wellbeing

Domestic Violence and Abuse Support

What is Domestic Abuse?

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If you or a Newcastle University student you know is suffering from domestic abuse, Newcastle University will support you. 

Domestic abuse is a crime.

Domestic abuse is a pattern of behaviour on the part of the abuser designed to control a current to ex-partner. It can happen at any point in a relationship, including after the relationship has ended.

It can include coercion, threats, stalking, as well as sexual and physical violence. This can occur at any point in a relationship, even after the relationship has ended. Domestic abuse can also be carried out through email, text and phone messages (known as technology mediated violence and abuse).

Anyone changing their behaviour because they are fearful of a current or ex-partner’s reaction, is experiencing abuse.

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of age, background, gender, religion, sexuality or ethnicity.

Domestic abuse is never the fault of the person who is experiencing it.