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Support for young people and children

The following services are provided by Stop Domestic Abuse.

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We offer a tailor made service for children and young people who have experienced or are still experiencing domestic abuse. The service aims to provide individual support, advice, education and assistance to children and young people.

Children and Young People's Service

If your child is experiencing domestic abuse, this service provides one-to-one support, advice, education and assistance for children of all ages.

Group work

If your child is experiencing domestic abuse, there are a range of different groups designed to help them improve confidence and self-esteem, explore healthy relationships and look after their own safety. Groups are available for young people aged 5-17. The Advice Line can provide details of groups currently available.

For more help and advice

You can call the Advice Line on 03300 165 112. If you are a professional you can also use this number to make a referral.

The Survivor's Handbook – Women's Aid. Includes information on how children can be affected by domestic abuse and some top tips on how you can help your children.

The Hideout – Women's Aid. Information for children and young people.

Reporting concern about abuse of a child or young person – Hampshire County Council.

Operation Encompass – A scheme in Hampshire where the police work with schools to help children who have been exposed to domestic abuse at home.

NSPCC has issued guidance for spotting and reporting the signs of abuse on their website.
The NSPCC Helpline is available for anyone with concerns about a child to contact for professional advice and support.
Telephone: 0808 800 5000
Email: [email protected]

Childline is available for children and young people to reach out for help and support by phone or using their online chat service. They also provide specific guidance for young people on how to get help and what to do if they are worried about a friend.
Telephone: 0800 1111

Barnardo's – provides support to families affected by domestic abuse.

Family Lives – provide support through online forums.

Rights of Women – provides guidance about child contact arrangements.

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