Impact on children
Experiencing domestic abuse with children in the home can add extra complexities and worries for the non-abusive parent. The abuser alone is responsible for their actions.
For children and young people growing up experiencing domestic abuse, this can be the only example of what a relationship looks like, having an impact on the future relationships that they form.
Young people can experience domestic abuse, regardless of gender. This can include sexual, physical, emotional, financial as well as coercive control and harassment.
When children and young people experience domestic abuse, this can lead to them feeling a range of emotions. Some children and young people may feel intense anger which could lead to aggressive behaviour towards parents/carers.
If you are a young person who is struggling with processing your feelings around what you have experienced; or you are a parent/carer who would like further support please consider speaking to the education safeguarding lead or contacting the safeguarding referral line on 01522 782111.
Support for children and young people
- The Mix is the UK's leading support service for young people.
- Healthy Minds provides support for young people in Lincolnshire.
- Childline is available online and on the phone anytime.
- Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community for young people.
- Your Best Friend is a national campaign organised by Safe Lives.