Welcome to the Gwent Police Domestic Abuse web pages. These web pages have been developed to provide information on domestic abuse, and the role Gwent Police undertake, including our work with other organisations to help make people safe and protected.
Domestic abuse is sometimes known as domestic violence. It includes physical violence, sexual assault, emotional and psychological abuse, and financial abuse. It also includes the threat of violence, destruction of property, isolation from family and friends, control over access to money, personal items, food, and the telephone.
Domestic abuse can occur between current or ex partners / spouses, and between family members including parents, son, daughter, uncles and aunts, and grandparents.
Domestic abuse is often frequent and persistent, and affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men at some point in their life.
Domestic abuse can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, sexuality, employment status, religion, race or culture and physical, sensory or learning ability, income, lifestyle or geographical area of residence.
Many people do not realise they are in an abusive relationship or that there is help available. We hope this website can provide useful information to support people in seeking further help.
No one deserves to be the victim of domestic abuse.
We have published the force domestic abuse action plan which provides an overview of where the Gwent Police stands against 125 indicators of effective service. Where there are areas for improvement, the plan sets out what we are doing about it, who is responsible and where we will next review this.