Domestic violence and anti-social behaviour

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence takes place between people who have, or have had, a relationship. They include husbands and wives, former partners and children. Domestic violence takes many forms, for example:

Domestic violence can begin at any time during a relationship and tends to grow worse with time and become more frequent.

Who experiences domestic violence?

Domestic violence can happen in any kind of relationship – heterosexual, gay, bisexual and transgender.

People suffer domestic violence regardless of their social group, class, age, race, disability, sexuality or lifestyle.

Children are often silent victims. To witness, or be a victim of, domestic violence can seriously affect a child's behaviour, health, performance at school and long term future.

Factors that can trigger violence include:

Can anyone help?

To speak to someone in confidence for support, information or an emergency referral to temporary accommodation, contact the free 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 or visit:

Anti-social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) creates distress or alarm for people who are not from the same household as those causing it. It includes:

If you feel you are a victim of ASB, contact your Housing Officer on 0208 607 7777.