Asking people to define ‘domestic abuse’ feels a bit like asking what ‘love’ is. Everyone knows the answer, but no two answers are the same. It’s almost impossible to find words that cover every possible physical, emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or other type of mistreatment between people who are close to each other.
It’s a daunting task and abusive relationships are sadly a reality for many young people. With help from East Barnet School, Barnet and Southgate College, Woodhouse College, Christ’s College and Solace Womens’ Aid, we discuss what constitutes a healthy relationship and present articles based on real experiences of domestic abuse.