Are You a Victim of Domestic Abuse?

This checklist can help clarify some general issues regarding abuse.
It can help you understand if you are a victim of domestic abuse and what you should do about it.

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  • Are you unable to see certain friends or family members?

  • Are you ever frightened about how your partner or family member will react to you?

  • Do your family members or partner ever put you down and belittle you?

  • Does your partner or family member pester you for money, control your acess to money or withhold your own money or credit cards?

  • Do you get the blame when your partner or family member gets angry?

  • Do you feel that you don’t have a say in your relationships with other people?

  • Do you ever feel controlled by your partner or family?

  • Does your partner or family member constantly call, text you or check up on you?

  • Does your partner or family member make unreasonable demands on you? 

  • Do you feel pressured or smothered in your relationship with them?

  • Are you criticised because of the things you say or do?

  • Are you ever punched, slapped, kicked or physically abused in any other way by a partner or family member?

If you answer yes to any of the above then get in touch, MSU are here to help. MSU will carry out a risk assessment to determine the risk associated with your situation. We will then discuss options such as submitting a MARAC referral, a safeguarding alert and assisting you to the report the abuse to the Police and authorities. We would also support you with submitting a safeguarding alert if you have children who could be in danger.

Find out How

You can benefit from our Support Services

Read more about what you can do to stop the abuse

There are a number of things that you can do to help protect yourself and to put a stop to your abuse in a safe and effective way. Everybody is different and what works for some people may be more difficult for others. Call the MSU Helpline now and get the support you need. 0300 303 0167

What is Domestic Abuse?

We give more examples of how domestic abuse can present itself and how to understand when its happening.


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