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Player and Staff Welfare: Domestic Abuse 

Domestic abuse is 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 intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. It is very common. 


Anyone can be a victim

Men and women can be victims or perpetrators in heterosexual or same-sex relationships, but in the majority of reported cases, domestic abuse is experienced by women and is perpetrated by men. Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.

Domestic abuse is widespread

The prevalence of domestic abuse in society means that whether you are aware of it or not you are likely to have players with lived experience of domestic abuse either as a victim or as a perpetrator. 

You may only become aware at a crisis point in a player’s life, for example, if they disclose that they have hit their partner, or they do not feel safe to go home. It’s important to ensure they have access to specialist support at the earliest opportunity

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National Domestic Abuse Help Line (Refuge)

The Respect phone line

The Men's Advice Line

 0808 2000 247

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National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Help Line

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline:

0800 999 5428

(run by Galop)

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The Respect phoneline is an anonymous and confidential helpline for men and women who are abusing their partners and families: 0808 802 4040

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Women's Aid

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children

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The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivor:

0808 801 0327

(run by Respect)

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