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For parents

Children can be affected by domestic abuse happening in their home or their parents' relationships. They can be affected by witnessing the abuse, or by being abused themselves.

Abusers can also try and diminish the bond between you and your children and encourage them to be part of the abuse.

Parents often think they are hiding the abuse from their kids, but actually they may be picking up on more than you realise. This can sometimes lead children to feel scared, worried and like the abuse is all their fault.

We know how hard the person experiencing the abuse might be trying to keep her children safe.

We also know how important it is for children who are experiencing domestic abuse to have space to talk about how they are feeling.

We have a specialist children's worker based at our refuge accommodation, as well as a children and young person's service where workers provide safe, confidential support.

There are referral details for this under the next section.

Useful resources for children:

The Hideout (website around domestic abuse and young people)
http://thehideout.org.uk

Childline
www.childline.org.uk or 0800 11 11

LGBT Youth Scotland
www.lgbtyouth.org.uk



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