Victims of domestic violence and abuse aged 16 and 17 will be recognised under a new cross-government definition announced by Nick Clegg. The definition of domestic violence will now include young people under 18 and is the latest action by the government to tackle violence against women and girls.
Domestic violence is aggression or violence that happens in the home when a grown up / adult attacks or threatens another member of the family. If you are worried about this you can talk to someone about it.
Abuse is not normal and never ok. If you are in a relationship with someone, you should feel loved, safe, respected and free to be yourself. There are different forms of abuse, which you can find out about here, but if your relationship leaves you feeling scared, intimidated or controlled, it’s possible you’re in an abusive relationship. Find out more about the issue, have your say and seek help here.
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