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Building safe & respectful relationships in our community

A Good Relationship Model

Everyone has the right to a healthy relationship

Healthy relationships remind us that we’re valued and allow us to share significant moments of our lives with others. 


Everyone has the right to feel respected and safe in their relationships whether that be with: 

  • Boyfriends, girlfriends, partners, husbands, or wives

  • Ex-partners

  • Carers and paid support workers

  • Parents, guardians, and other family members

  • Adult children 

  • People you work with 

  • People you live with or socialise with


Early signs of domestic violence

Being able to identify early signs of domestic violence may help avoid the trappings of an abusive relationship. 

Have you noticed any of these warning signs? 

  • Are you afraid to disagree with your partner? 

  • Are you frightened of your partner's temper

  • Are you often apologising for your partner’s behaviour? 

  • Do you have to justify or explain where you go, what you do, or who you see to avoid anger? 

  • Does your partner put you down or call you names? 

  • Have you ever been hit, kicked, shoved, or had things thrown at you? 

  • Have you been forced into having sex when you didn’t want to? 

  • Are you afraid to break up because your partner has threatened to hurt you or themselves?

  • Does your partner try to embarrass you in private or public

If you answered yes to some of these questions, this may be a sign that there is abuse in your relationship or that abusive patterns are starting to develop.
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