There is never an excuse for domestic violence or abuse, no matter what the circumstances are.
Whilst domestic violence and abuse often occurs between adults, child-on-parent violence and abuse is also a serious issue and may be:
- Physical – pushing, hitting, punching, throwing things, damaging property or harming pets.
- Verbal – shouting and yelling, arguing, challenging, being critical and unkind, name-calling and swearing.
- Psychological – you may feel afraid, intimidated or threatened.
- Financial – stealing money or belongings, demanding goods that you cannot afford or destroying property in the home.
Please remember that help and support is available to you, including police response, online support, helplines, refuges and other services.
You are not alone, and you have the right to feel safe.
(If you are worried you might commit domestic abuse, please also seek support from the services listed opposite)HELPLINES
IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER CALL 999 AND ASK FOR THE POLICE
If you are in danger and can’t speak on the phone, call 999, and then press 55.
This will transfer your call to the relevant police force who will help without you having to speak.
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Women’s Aid Live Chat: https://chat.womensaid.org.uk/
Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
Opoka (for Polish women experiencing domestic violence): 0300 365 1700
Karma Nirvana (supporting victims of honour-based violence and forced marriage): 0800 5999247
Or call the school on 01234 352062, and ask to speak to Mrs Mcloughlin (|Domestic Abuse Responder). Alternatively, any member of the Safeguarding Team will be able to support