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Domestic Abuse

What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic Abuse covers any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse.

This would apply to those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, abused by intimate partners or family members.

Domestic abuse covers all genders and all sexualities.

Domestic abuse can encompass, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse:

  • psychological
  • physical
  • sexual
  • financial
  • emotional

How do I access support?

Calan provides a range of immediate and long term support options for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Contact Thrive for confidential advice, guidance and support for you or someone you are concerned about.

If you require support outside office opening hours, please contact the free, confidential 24 hour helpline:

Live Fear Free

This helpline provides access to advice and support for anyone experiencing domestic abuse. The helpline can also direct you to local support services.

 Visit the Live Fear Free website


Domestic Abuse Strategy

Neath Port Talbot has become the first county borough in Wales to have a strategy to meet the requirements of the Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015.

Read our Strategy