Women's Aid Can Help

Women’s Aid helps children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse in many ways.

Children’s workers

Women’s Aid projects have children’s workers especially for children and young people. They can spend time with you. You can ask them any questions or speak to them about anything that is bothering you.

Listening to what you say

It can help to talk about what’s happening with someone you trust. Our workers can give a listening ear. They will not force you to talk about things you don’t want to, but they will try to help you say what you are feeling.

Giving you and your mum a safe place to stay

We can give women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse a safe place in a refuge. This keeps your mum and you safe and away from the person who is being abusive.

Having some fun

You might not always want to talk. We arrange fun activities and trips for children and young people. These can help take your mind off things and give you the chance to meet others going through the same things.

Believing you

It can be difficult to talk about what's happening at home. We will listen to you and believe what you say.

Understanding you

You might have a whole mixture of feelings. It's ok to feel confused. These feelings can come out in different ways. We will not judge you because of how you feel or because of what has happened in your family.

Helping your mum

Domestic abuse affects women in lots of different ways. We can help your mum with things like housing and keeping safe.

You can speak to any of these organisations about what is going on and get more information. You don’t have to give them your name.

Childline: 0800 1111 (any time)
Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 027 1234 (any time)
Women’s Aid
Eighteen and Under: 0800 731 40 80 (weekdays 9am-5pm)
The Hideout: a website purely for young people who are experiencing domestic abuse

0800 and 0808 numbers are free from all landlines and most mobiles.


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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