St Mary Magdalen Catholic

St Mary Magdalen's
Catholic Junior School

Domestic Violence

I promise to....NEVER

Commit, Excuse or Remain Silent About Male Violence Against Women

Domestic abuse is a pattern of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse by someone who is or has been an intimate partner or family member. This can include psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional abuse. The incidents often become more frequent and severe with time.

Controlling behaviour are acts designed to make a person subordinate or dependent by isolating them from sources of support, exploiting them, depriving them of the means needed for independence, resistance and escape and regulating their everyday behaviour.

It is different from other forms of violence because;

  • It is a repetitive pattern of behaviour
  • It is the misuse of power and control
  • It is intimate by nature and often involves trust and betrayal
  • It occurs overwhelmingly in private and behind closed doors

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of age, social background, gender, religion, sexuality or ethnicity. Whilst domestic abuse happens in all relationships, the vast majority of domestic abuse incidents are carried out by men towards women.

Domestic abuse is a crime. There are different organisations that can help women and girls to be safe and lead violence-free lives. We can all play a role to end violence against women and girls.


How to report domestic abuse

  • In an emergency always call: 999
  • If you are unable to talk, press 55.  If you don't speak or answer questions, press 55 when prompted and your call will be transferred to the police.
  • Non-Emergency call: 101



ADVANCE is an independent client-led charity for all of those living in Brent who have experienced domestic abuse (male and female, including teenagers) and their children.

Opening Hours:

Monday - Tuesday: 10am - 6pm                       Phone: 07398 454 898

Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 9pm                   Email:


Website: ADVANCE


If you are a male victim of domestic violence in need of support you can contact Men's Advice Line for free, confidential advice.

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm       Phone: 0808 801 10 327

Email:           Website: Men's Advice Line