Most importantly, domestic and family violence IS NOT OK. There are plenty of free services around that you can access for help.
If you are a mother we recommend that it is your most important duty to put your children’s safety first. Domestic violence can have huge impacts on children both physically and mentally
If you are seriously considering escaping domestic violence, there are a number of things that you can do in order to leave safely. For some people preparing a little bit each day before you leave can help. The best way to start is by changing passwords on emails, social networking accounts, phones and bank pins are extremely important. The second most important thing is to gather all your identification (e.g. birth certificate, passports, licenses, bank statements, student ID, etc.)
These few things are part of a process called safety planning. To see more on safety planning CLICK HERE
If there is an emergency call 000.