“A lot of people have been confused as to whether we’re considered an essential service – we are 100 per cent open for business. As domestic violence victims often use work, friendships and spaces outside the home as escapes from their situations, the increase of violent incidents amid significant nationwide closures is inevitable. We really want people to know that these services are open – we’re here if you need it. ” – Annabelle Daniel, CEO Women’s Community Shelters.
Domestic and family violence occurs when on person in a relationship uses their power to control the other person in any way. To help you recognise the signs and perhaps assist a family member, friend, co-worker or community member, we have prepared this printable sheet.