Trident Reach believes that domestic abuse is unacceptable.
The Domestic Abuse Act 2020 refers to ‘any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence, or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.
It includes, but is not limited to, physical and sexual abuse, violent or threatening behaviour, coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence), psychological and emotional abuse, financial and economic abuse, harassment, stalking and online abuse.
Trident Reach's service works with people within both Birmingham and South Derbyshire in the following settings:
Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, faith or class.
Domestic abuse, also called "domestic violence" or "intimate partner violence", can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.
Abuse can be:
Domestic abuse includes any behaviours that frighten, intimidate, terrorise, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone.
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender.
It can occur within a range of relationships including couples who are married, living together or dating.
Domestic abuse affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.