Domestic abuse Keeping children safe

Domestic abuse can seriously harm children and young people. If you're worried a child is affected by domestic violence you can contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 for advice and support.

If you think a child is in immediate danger

Contact the police on 999, or call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000, without delay.

If you're worried about a child, but unsure

Contact our helpline for advice. You can discuss your concerns with our trained counsellors who will assess the information you give them and can take action on your behalf, if necessary.

Alternatively, you can contact your local police or children's services.

Children's stories

"At the first session I got to meet other young people... I started to feel a bit more normal and realised for the first time that I wasn’t alone."

Read JB's story

Legislation, policy and guidance

Legislation, policy and guidance about domestic abuse
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What we do about domestic abuse

Caring Dads: Safer Children

Helping fathers see the impact their violent behaviour has on their children and how they can make positive changes for the future.
Caring Dads: Safer Children service

Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together

Helping mums and children strengthen their relationship after domestic abuse.
DART - Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together service

Family Environment: Drug Using Parents (FEDUP)

Protecting children living with adult drug and alcohol misuse.
FEDUP - Family Environment: Drug Using Parents service

Family SMILES

Support and life skills for children who live with mums or dads with mental health difficulties.
Family SMILES service

Parents Under Pressure™

Improving parenting in families with drug or alcohol issues.
Parents Under Pressure™ service

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Childline

Childline is our free, confidential helpline for children and young people. Whenever children need us, Childline is there for them – by phone, email or live chat.

0800 1111

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Speak out. Stay safe.

Our programme (formerly Childline Schools Service) uses specially trained staff and volunteers to talk to primary school children about abuse.
Speak Out. Stay Safe.

Training and consultancy

We offer specialist and bespoke training for professionals, including training about domestic abuse and its impact on children.

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Help and advice for professionals

Library catalogue

We hold the UK's largest collection of child protection resources and the only UK database specialising in published material on child protection, child abuse and child neglect.

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Research and resources

Research, reports and resources about children and young people witnessing and experiencing domestic abuse.
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Information Service

Our free service for people who work with children can help you find the latest policy, practice, research and news on child protection and related subjects.

For more information, call us or email help@nspcc.org.uk.

0808 800 5000

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