Domestic Abuse


Domestic abuse (DA) is sometimes referred to as domestic violence (DV) or intimate partner violence (IPV).

If you have any questions or queries about the information on this page, or you would like to give feedback or share you experiences in confidence, please contact Health and Additional Needs Specialist Karen Ross at additionalneeds@aff.org.uk.

On this page:

How is DA defined?
What is the MOD policy on DA?
Domestic abuse: guidance and support for the Armed Forces community
Need to speak to someone?
Overseas support
Stepping Stones Homes

 

How is DA defined?

The Government definition of DA is... Read more

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What is the MOD policy on DA?

Historically, the Armed Forces have taken a ‘zero tolerance’ stance on any form of DA; however, this has now been reconsidered because it was thought this may prevent victims reporting it. Read more

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Domestic abuse: guidance and support for the Armed Forces community

A new webpage has just been launched on the GOV.UK website Domestic abuse: guidance and support for the Armed Forces community, which offers information and guidance for those affected by or dealing with cases of domestic abuse in the Armed Forces community. 

This site is for male or female victims, perpetrators who are looking to change their behaviour, military or civilian practitioners, chain of command or concerned family and friends.

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Need to speak to someone?

If you are in immediate danger or your life is being threatened you are strongly advised to call 999.

Otherwise, there are a number of civilian organisations that you can contact including... Read more

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Overseas support

Germany

Cyprus

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Stepping Stones Homes

Stepping Stones Homes exist for wives and children with a military connection, who may find themselves in need of temporary accommodation, whether it be homelessness, marital breakdown, moving house or compassionate reasons.

Both homes offer a safe and secure homely environment and staff are trained to support families in welfare, finance, immigration and emotional issues.

Referrals and enquiries can be through Unit Welfare teams, Army Welfare service, Social Workers, SSAFA Welfare Department, SSAFA caseworkers or direct to the service via www.ssafa.org.uk

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