Domestic abuse - support for children and young people

If you are a child or young person reading this and you are living with violence at home or in your own relationship please keep reading - you are not alone.

 

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If you are in danger now, call 999 straight away.

Are you a child living in a house where there is abuse?

If you are worried about domestic abuse, you can do the following things:

  • Call ChildLine on 0800 1111 or call the NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000.  You can also text the NSPCC on 88858.
  • Call Doncaster Children’s Services Trust on 01302 734100 between 8:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours call the Trust on 01302 796000.
  • Tell an adult you trust, such as a teacher, and keep telling people until you get the help you need.

Remember, abuse is never your fault, and you have the right to be safe.

Are you a young person worried about your relationship?

The new Respect Yourself Doncaster website has lots of local advice. Try the Relationship Health Checker to get you thinking about your personal relationships and help point you in the right direction.

Also on the Respect Yourself website, you can find out about feeling safe in relationshipsrelationship abuse, and leaving a bad relationship.

The Disrespect Nobody website is another great source of guidance on relationship abuse and tells you which organisations you can contact for help.

If you suspect you, or a friend or family member, are being affected by domestic abuse, you can get support in the following ways:

  • Call ChildLine on 0800 1111. ChildLine provides free confidential advice and support for all young people up to 19 years old. Watch this video to see what happens when you call ChildLine. You’ll speak to someone who takes your details and puts you through to a counsellor. The number won’t appear on any bill (landline and mobile). ChildLine also has a free app called Zipit. If you’re feeling uncomfortable when someone’s trying to get you to send them naked images of yourself, Zipit helps you take control of the situation with smart comebacks to flirty requests.
  • Call the NSPCC helpline for advice on 0808 800 5000 or text the NSPCC on 88858.
  • Call Doncaster Children’s Services Trust on 01302 734100 between 8:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours call the Trust on 01302 796000.
  • Call the National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, on 0808 2000 247.
  • Tell an adult you trust, such as a teacher or tutor, and keep telling people until you get the help you need.

If you suspect your own behaviour is abusive:

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Last updated: 23 November 2018 12:01:11