Domestic abuse and young people Advice for young people living in an abusive household.

Young people and children are particularly vulnerable to intimate partner abuse, peer-on-peer abuse and intra-familial abuse.

This can include physical, sexual, emotional, psychological abuse and, also, cyber stalking, coercive control and sexual pressure and abusive control online.

Safer Futures offers early intervention, education, support and safety planning for young people and children who are experiencing and/or witnessing Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.

If you think you or someone you know is experiencing or witnessing Domestic Abuse and/or Sexual Violence contact 0300 777 4777

Additional support is also available at:

Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) 0300 1231 116

Young people can also call Childline on 0800 1111

Healthy Relationships

As relationships are so important in a child’s wellbeing, Healthy relationships can help with feelings of security whereas unhealthy relationships can have long-lasting impacts.

In order to try and reduce these impacts and ensure children and young people can identify unhealthy behaviours Safer Futures, Brook and Women’s Aid deliver healthy relationship programmes in schools.

For more information read our 2-minute guide

Healthy Relationships – 2-minute guide

Resources for Professionals