Does something not feel right at home? If you’re worried about someone in your family or have seen something that doesn’t feel right, we’re here to help.
When it comes to understanding whether or not you or someone you love is in an abusive relationship, always trust your gut.
Domestic abuse is when one person hurts, bullies or controls another person who they are in a relationship with, used to be in a relationship with, or is in the same family. It can happen once or over a long time.
If you are a young person who has seen or heard domestic abuse, you can be affected by it. It might make you feel scared, lonely and unsure of what to do. You might even wonder if it’s your fault. It’s not! You are not alone. There are other young people who have experienced the same as you and there are lots of people who can and will help.
If there’s violence when you are there, it’s important that you stay safe when it happens. Sometimes you might feel like you should try and protect the person who’s being hurt. This can be very risky and you could get hurt yourself.
If you are scared when there is a fight, you call 999 any time of the day or night and ask for the police.
We can do to help you by:
- Listening to you and help you to make sense of what is going on
- Helping you and the person who is being hurt to keep yourselves safe
- Talking about what you can do and what support is available for you
- Offering support to the person who is being abused
- Providing support for the person responsible for abuse to help them change their behaviour
- Domestic abuse is not your fault. If you think something isn’t right, don’t wait. Click ‘get in touch’ or ask an adult you trust to call us so we can help you.
The first thing we’ll do is talk to you to understand what’s going on. Once we have more information on what we’re seeing or hearing, our experts will recommend the best option for you and your family.
We wont force you into doing anything you and your family don’t feel comfortable with. We’ll be here to help and keep your safety a priority. Trust your gut.
If you think there’s an issue, get in touch with our team so we can help before it’s too late. We’re here for you.
Imagine a world where no one has to live through an abusive relationship or feel trapped in the cycle of abusive behaviour. That world is possible, but it starts at the heart of the issue, working to end abuse at the source and bringing recovery, education and prevention together to make a lasting impact