Domestic abuse happens in young peoples and grown ups relationships, where there are children they see and hear what is happening and it affects them. Children can be hurt, scared or bullied as part of domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse is when one person hurts, scares or bullies another person who is or was their partner. Domestic abuse can happen between people who are boyfriend and girlfriend or who are married. It can happen when people live together or in different houses.
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Although domestic abuse happens mostly between adults, young people can be affected by the abuse that they see and hear, and they can be hurt or bullied as part of domestic abuse between adults. Young people may also experience abuse from their own boy/girlfriend.
If you have any questions please contact us
Although domestic abuse happens mostly between adults, young people can be affected by the abuse that they see and hear, and they can be hurt or bullied as part of domestic abuse between adults. Young people may also experience abuse from their own boy/girlfriend. If this is happening in your family, remember that you are not alone. Domestic abuse happens in many families and there are people that can help you and your family. Everyone has the right to be and feel safe.
If abuse is at happening at home, you probably want it to stop but you might not be sure what you can do. The first thing is to tell someone what is going on. You might be able to talk to the person who is being hurt. If not, you could try talking to a teacher, a neighbour, a friend or a friend’s parent, etc. Remember, domestic abuse is not your fault. You won’t get into trouble for telling someone.
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Domestic abuse can happen to anyone of any age including young women and teenagers. Abuse in teenage relationships is the same as in older relationships – it’s about power and control. A relationship can be abusive whether you have known the person for 2 weeks or 2 years, whether you live together or just see each other now and again.
Every relationship is different and at times there will be rough patches with arguments and fall outs. Your relationship is abusive if there is a pattern of behaviour that means your partner/boyfriend/girlfriend gets their way all the time.
Abuse in a relationship isn’t always physical, it can be emotional and sexual too. If your relationship leaves you feeling scared, fearful or controlled then it’s possible its abusive. If you are just starting to have relationships it can be hard to know what is ok and what isn’t. Your partner may tell you that they are doing what they do because they love you and care for you and they expect you to behave in certain ways to show that you love and care for them.
Their behaviour can leave you feeling confused as it doesn’t match what they are saying and it can be difficult to say what is making you feel uneasy about what they are doing as they are telling you it’s because they care for you.Contact us
If you think that you would like Motherwell Women’s Aid to support you, there are several ways you can contact us.
When you’re safe or alone with your mum or guardian ask to contact us
You can phone us and say “I would like some support”. Our telephone number is 01698 321 000
Ask an adult you trust, like a teacher or a friend to contact us
No – it is absolutely not your fault. The person who abuses is responsible, not you or anyone else. If you have experienced domestic abuse or are still living with domestic abuse, we can provide support.
We want you to feel able to tell us what is happening to you and to know that this information is confidential. It is very important that you know we will not share the information with others UNLESS we think that you or another child or young person is at risk of being harmed.
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone of any age including young women and teenagers. A relationship can be abusive whether you have known the person for 2 weeks or 2 years, whether you live together or just see each other now and again.
We are here to listen to YOU.
If you feel frightened or scared you can call us and we will help, you are not alone.
We will listen if you want to talk
We will believe what you tell us
We will understand your situation
Together we will make a plan that focuses on you
We will include fun activities
One-to-One support (In a safe place)
We can help you feel safer
We can provide a safe environment to talk
We can help you improve your situation