Domestic abuse can present itself in many different ways.
It can be physical, emotional, verbal, financial or sexual. While types of abuse can differ considerably, one thing remains a constant:
Domestic abuse involves a pattern of controlling or coercive behaviour designed to dominate another person (usually a partner or ex-partner)
THE ONLY PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR ABUSE IS THE ABUSER
The questions below might help you to understand whether you are experiencing domestic abuse
If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, this indicates that you are very likely experiencing domestic abuse.
Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018
This law holds perpetrators to account. The legislation criminalises psychological domestic abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour and came into force on 1 April 2019.