Blind justice - Image Credit Free Range Stock - Jack MorehDomestic abuse comes in many forms. Domestic abuse does not necessarily involve physical abuse, it can involve stalking, spying, control and coercion (being persuaded to do something with force and/or threats).

A new law came out in December 2015 which means that domestic abusers who psychologically and emotionally abuse their partners, spouses or family members could face up to 5 years in prison a substantial fine, or both, if found guilty.

Click here to watch the BBC news report or read more about it.

Everything you need to know about the new psychological abuse law

Divider Bar - Gray (transp)Forced marriage is against the law. To find out more click the links below. If you think you may be at risk of, or experiencing forced marriage and would like support please call 0121 440 1443.

www.gov.uk/government/news/forced-marriage-now-a-crime
www.rightsofwomen.org.uk/get-information/family-law/forced-marriage-law

Female Genital Mutilation is against the law. To find out more click the link below. If you think you may be at risk of, or have suffered FGM, and would like support please call 0121 440 1443.

www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/female-genital-mutilation-fgm/legislation-policy-and-guidance

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