Staying safe during COVID-19A guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse
Does your partner, former partner, or a family member:
☐ Use your gender or sexuality as a basis for threats, intimidation or harm?
☐ Threaten to harm you or others that you love?
☐ Threaten to hurt your pets?
☐ Control your access to money and require you to account in detail for what you spend?
☐ Make unwanted advances or force you into unwanted sexual contact?
☐ Hit, shove, grab, kick, bite, slap, throw things, or use other forms of physical violence on you?
☐ Emotionally blackmail you and threaten to harm themselves if you leave or seek help?
☐ Limit your movement and monitors your whereabouts?
☐ Accuse you of cheating on them?
☐ Prevent you from working or attend school / education?
☐ Refuse to engage in safe sex?
☐ Blames their drinking or drug use for their abusive behaviour?
☐ Use, or threaten to use, a weapon against you?
☐ Damage your belongings?
☐ Intentionally use the wrong gender pronouns?
☐ Deny you access to medical treatment or hormones?
☐ Monitor your communication with others?
☐ Uses your race, immigration status, physical ability and/or ethnicity, against you?
☐ Pressure or force you into marriage without your consent?
☐ Blames you for their behaviour?
☐ Minimises the harm caused by their behaviour?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may be experiencing domestic abuse.
To explore your options, contact:
Sheffield Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 808 2241
Rotherham Rise 0330 202 0571
Barnsley Domestic Abuse Helpline 03000 110 110
Doncaster Domestic Abuse Hub 01302 737080