Assault of any kind is not okay. If you or someone you know has been affected by assault, then we encourage you to seek support.

Some forms of assault may also constitute criminal offences, or hate crime.

Verbal assault

Verbal assault makes it an offence to use threatening, abusive or insulting language with the intention of causing someone else harassment, alarm or distress.

Physical assault

Is an assault is any act by which a person intentionally or recklessly causes another to suffer or apprehend immediate unlawful violence. The term assault is often used to include a battery, which is committed by the intentional or reckless application of unlawful force to another person.


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