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

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 (DART™)

Helping children and mothers 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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Our services are helping turn lives around. Your gift can help rebuild lives, and prevent abuse from ruining any more.

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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.

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Working with schools

We visit schools across the country, helping children understand what abuse is. We also provide professionals with advice, training and resources.
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Work or volunteer with children and families?

Visit NSPCC Learning for information, resources and training to help you safeguard and protect children and young people across the UK.

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