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Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse - NO EXCUSE

Domestic abuse is most often the violent or controlling behaviour used by a male to exert power over a female, who may be a partner, family member or friend. However, violence also happens in gay and lesbian relationships, and in some cases by women against men.

Domestic abuse impacts on every one of us - in our lives, our work places and our communities. It can affect anyone regardless of sex, race, class, age, religion, sexuality, income, lifestyle or where they live.

Domestic abuse is common. According to the Scottish Government, a domestic abuse incident is recorded every 10 minutes in Scotland with 60,080 incidents recorded in 2012-13.
Domestic abuse is unacceptable and you have a right to be safe.  You do have options and there are people who can help you.

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Domestic abuse is unacceptable and you have a right to be safe. You do have options and there are people who can help you.

These are the phone numbers:

Shetland Women's Aid
01595 692070

Police Scotland 
101
In an emergency dial 999

Victim Support Shetland
01595 744524

24hr Domestic Abuse Helpline
0800 027 1234

Men's Advice Line 
0808 801 0327
Mon-Fri 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm