If you are being subjected to abuse and you have children
Please consider the below:
- include children in the safety planning process – the primary aim of any safety plan for children is to escape from dangerous situations and avoid injury
- rehearse escape plans with children identify a safe place or person for children to go to if an incident occurs or the situation escalates
- ensure that children know how to contact the police and provide them with details of useful telephone numbers to use, if it is safe to do so
- check that any children are not the subject of abuse themselves
- involve schools and nurseries in safety planning
Where can I turn for support?
These agencies may be able to provide you and your children with additional support, advice and information.
Free 24-hour helpline for children and young people about any problem
Website to help children and young people understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action
- 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000
247 Confidential national freephone helpline supported by Refuge and Women’s Aid.
Providing free, fast & effective legal support to survivors of domestic abuse