Abuse and violence
Sexual abuse includes a wide range of activity which involves forcing or pressuring people into doing things they don’t want to do, or aren’t able to agree to. This includes, but is not limited to, violence and exploitation.
Abuse survivors clinic (ASC)
If you’ve experienced sexual violence or sexual abuse at any time, you can attend the abuse survivors clinic for confidential help and support.
Rape and sexual assault
Information on rape and sexual assault, including help and support. (You don’t have to report the assault to police if you don’t want to.)
Giving consent to sexual contact means that you agree to have sex or to be intimate with someone.
Underage sex means having sex when below the age of consent, which is the age at which you’re legally allowed to have sex.
Sexual exploitation is someone using the power they have over other people, usually young people and children, to sexually abuse them in some way.
Female genital mutilation
Female genital mutilation refers to procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
Find out more about what domestic abuse means, and where to get help.
Abuse and violence FAQs
Abuse and violence is a sensitive and complicated topic. Our frequently asked questions might help to make things clearer.