Domestic Abuse

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violence behaviour, including sexual violence, perpetrated by a family member.  This could be between partners, ex-partners, or another family member or carer.

What forms could it take?

Domestic abuse can include the following:

  • Coercive control using intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the threat or use of physical or sexual violence.
  • Psychological and/or emotional abuse.
  • Physical or sexual abuse.
  • Financial or economic abuse.
  • Harassment and stalking.
  • Online or digital abuse.

Getting Support

Reach Out provides support for adults or children living in Redbridge who are experiencing domestic abuse.  The service is able to provide help and emotional support for a victim, including counselling and practical advice on issues such as housing, finance and benefits.  Victims can contact the service direct via:

Telephone:  0800 1456410                               E-mail:

For more information on support that you can signpost residents to, see the Local Authority website: