i was in a relationship with a girl for 7 years and she abused me.
When i told social services what was going on the individual social worker laughed when she was that i stopped going to college because my ex girlfriend was accusing me of being with other girls in college and hitting me for it.
Even with my ex girlfriends admission of this and other instances of abuse, my children's word for it too including her abuse against the children, the social worker actually said "you do know i don't believe any this happened?" and I'm sure she was deliberately taunting me when she said that
When we told her about the controlling behaviors like not letting me read the newspaper, writing a list of my internet history, going through my phone bill, searching my clothes when i get in from work, accusing a dog of coming on to me, getting angry if i talk to friends, not allowing me to leave the house without her unless i was going to work and locking me in the bedroom when she was going out the social worker "but that's normal, that's natural it's just something girls do".
They went to so much effort to hide the truth even going as far as to say i was mentally ill. i did complain about how i was treated and they basically took no notice they told me that statistic show women get abused and men abuse so their priority is to protect women, men just have to protect themselves which of course is near impossible without their help when children are involved.
In court the judge did say he was concerned by the approach of social services and i was awarded a residence order, social services pop their heads up from time to time when my ex phones them up for a moan they are still trying to bully me but i just tell them that without a court order they aren't even gaining access to my home and if they persist I'll call the police and have them charged under the protection from harassment act so they leave me alone.
But i was discriminated against at first and it upsets me a lot.
It's not right that so called professionals can behave that way.