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Domestic abuse

On average, the police get a call every minute.

Pastoral care Helen Thorne
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Most instances go unreported. It might be a husband screaming at a wife, a daughter lashing out at an elderly parent, a father punching a disabled adult son or a woman threatening her fearful partner – domestic abuse comes in many forms – but it’s always devastating to those involved. Around one in four women and one in six men are likely to experience such cruelty. Many children grow up scarred by hearing the pain unfold.