Domestic abuse as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer.
The Church of England’s Practice Guidance ‘Responding well to domestic abuse
’ published in 2017 shows the Church’s commitment to those who have been victims and survivors of domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse in all its forms is against the will of God and an affront to human dignity. All need to play their part in preventing or halting it.