Help for Children

When a grown-up hurts another grown up in the family or threatens to hurt them this is called domestic abuse, it can happen between boyfriends and girlfriends, people who are married or grown-ups who are part of the same family.

Domestic abuse can happen in all kinds of families and to all kinds of people and even if it’s not happening to you, you could get hurt too.

No one should be frightened of someone at home or scared that someone in their family is being hurt. No one should have to see or hear violence or abuse happening because it’s wrong and it can be very upsetting.