More than 130,000 children in the UK, live in households where there is high-risk domestic abuse. Children and young people are more aware of what is happening than parents realise and the impacts of domestic abuse can affect them in various ways depending on their age, personality and support network.
Children and young people experiencing domestic abuse can have their safety and well-being severely undermined as a result of living with domestic abuse² and all children witnessing domestic abuse are being emotionally abused 62% of children living in domestic abuse households are directly harmed by the perpetrator of the abuse, in addition to the harm caused by witnessing the abuse of others¹
Young people as young as 14 can also often be the victims of domestic abuse in their own relationships.
Calan DVS offers a range of services designed for children and young people who have or are experiencing domestic abuse.