There are processes in place to help you financially when you’re leaving an abusive relationship. The government has made this a priority – and there are special rules to help you if you need to claim benefits.
There are also ways you can claim child maintenance safely if you have experienced domestic abuse. The Child Maintenance Service can keep your identity, location and other information secret from your ex-partner. Our page on claiming child maintenance safely has more.
You can also talk to us for free and confidential advice about how best to deal with your specific situation.