Many young people experience domestic violence and abuse in their lives. It could be there is domestic violence going on in your home and you don’t know what to do about it.

You may be concerned about your relationship and questioning some of the behaviours that are going on. It may also be that you are concerned about a friend who is in an abusive relationship.

Whatever is going on for you, it is really important you get help and support. We all have the right to feel safe all the time and there is nothing so awful or so small that we cannot talk about it with someone. Make a list of people who you trust and consider talking to them about your experiences and feelings. It could include a teacher, friend, family member, youth leader, school counsellor, or doctor.


You can visit The Hideout, a website with information, activities, a quiz and stories of young people living with domestic violence. There are also organisations that can help.

 In an emergency, you can call 999.

Watch a Home Office video about teen violence

* The 24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Abuse Helpline (managed by NEXUS) is freephone from landlines and mobiles.