The following advice can be given to your client who might be/is suffering domestic abuse:
An emergency plan can include:
Above all it is important to keep themselves and their children safe. This information will hopefully allow you to explore with them the options available to them if she/he does decide to leave an abusive relationship.
Abuse frequently gets worse when the victim leaves and starts to become more independent, so planning ahead is a sensible option. Getting some help from one or more of the agencies listed in the Domestic Violence Directory of Services will give the victim more confident to take the practical steps necessary to start leading a life free of from abuse.