Living in an abusive home or with parents who are in an abusive relationship can have a serious impact on a child’s wellbeing.
Some of the indicators of children witnessing or experiencing domestic violence can include: If you’re worried a child is being abused, you can contact Victim Support for help.
Verbal abuse is the use of harsh or insulting language directed at a person.
You might be called names or constantly put down by your partner.
Everyone reacts differently but some of the effects of domestic abuse include: We believe that all survivors of domestic abuse should be able to get the support they need to move on from the impact of abuse.
We don’t just help people who’ve recently experienced domestic abuse — we’re here to support both men and women, weeks, months and years afterwards.We’ll help you think through your options and come up with a plan to put safeguards and support in place for you and your family.Whatever you decide, we’ll be here to support you throughout your journey. Sexual abuse is when you’re forced or pressured to have sex without your consent (rape), unwanted sexual activity, touching, groping or being made to watch pornography.Most people will experience some difficulties in their relationships, but to know whether a relationship is abusive you should look at how the behaviour of your partner or family member makes you feel.Emotional abuse or coercive control is the act of repeatedly making someone feel bad, intimidated or scared.This can include threatening or controlling behaviour (such as controlling or withholding finances), blackmailing, constantly criticising or checking up on someone, or playing mind games.We have different services in different parts of the country.All of our services are confidential, free and available to anyone who's experienced domestic violence.Although placed on the sex offenders register, no risk assessment is being carried out on these men and women, and they remain free to carry out their sexual perversion towards innocent children!Only five per cent of the 3,000 so far arrested had previous convictions!