For children & young people

For children & young people

If it’s happening to YOU

You probably just want it to stop but remember:

  • It’s not your responsibility to stop domestic abuse
  • It's not your fault if you are experiencing dating abuse.
  • It's important to stay safe.


If it’s happening to a FRIEND

There are things you can to do to help:

  •     Let them know that it's OK to talk about it
  •     If you are worried, ask an adult you trust for help.

What you'll find in this section

What you need to know: Questions and answers about domestic abuse and what it involves.
Mythbuster: The myths and facts about domestic abuse.
Staying safe: Ideas for getting help and keeping safe when there's a fight.
We've been through it: Movies with young people talking about their experiences.
Women's Aid helps: What help you can get from Women’s Aid.

Nearest SWA Group

Find your nearest Women's Aid group

Staying Safe

If you need immediate help contact Women's Aid, the police domestic abuse liaison officer or your local social work office.

You can also phone Scotland's domestic abuse and forced marriage helpline on 0800 027 1234


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