Sometimes you will hear the phrase domestic abuse, sometimes domestic violence.
They mean the same thing. Domestic abuse encompasses a range of abusive behaviours which are used by an abusive partner (or ex-partner) to maintain power and control over you. Domestic abuse is not just a disagreement. It can also affect anyone, regardless of age, social background, gender, religion, sexual preference, ethnicity.
For more information about domestic abuse, please visit the Domestic Abuse - Lincolnshire website.