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

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In the average primary school class, at least 2 children have suffered abuse or neglect. Donate now and help protect children today and prevent abuse from happening tomorrow.

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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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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.

Go to NSPCC Learning

Donate now

In the average primary school class, at least 2 children have suffered abuse or neglect. Donate now and help protect children today and prevent abuse from happening tomorrow.

Donate now