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Help is out there for children and young people living with domestic abuse
Is someone in your family hurting someone else? If abuse is happening at home, you probably want it to stop but you might not be sure what you can do. The best thing to do is to tell someone what is going on. You might be able to talk to the person who is being hurt. If not, you could try talking to a teacher, a neighbour, a friend or a friend’s parent.
You can also call a helpline – they will be able to tell you where you can get help near where you live.
Remember, domestic abuse is not your fault. You won’t get into trouble for telling someone.
If someone in your family is hurting someone else, it’s important to get help:
Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service Advice Line 03300 165 112 weekdays 9.30am-5.30pm (5pm Fridays).
Childline is available for children and young people to reach out for help and support by phone or using their online chat service. They also provide specific guidance for young people on how to get help and what to do if they are worried about a friend. Telephone: 0800 1111.
The NSPCC has issued guidance for spotting and reporting the signs of abuse on their website. The NSPCC Helpline is available for anyone with concerns about a child to contact for professional advice and support. Telephone: 0808 800 5000. Email: email@example.com .
Barnardo’s provides support to families affected by domestic abuse.
Family Lives also provide support through online forums.