Domestic abuse affects children and young people. We know that they are more aware of what’s happening than parents often think.
How they respond to domestic and sexual abuse depends on age, personality and support network, but they recover best when they are helped to understand and to process what is happening or has happened to them.
We provide special help and support with the following services:
- Children and Young People’s Outreach Service
- Post Child Sexual Exploitation Service:
Project Survive (for those aged 12 – 18)
Counselling Service (for those over 12 years old)
Support for Children and Young People when accessing refuge accommodation with their mother
- Helping Hands – a 10 week course for children aged 8 – 12.
- Teenage Relationship Abuse Programme – an 8 week course for young people aged 12 – 18.
If you are a child or young person reading this and you are living with abuse – you are not alone. There are many others in your situation and help is available.
If this is happening in your family, remember that you are not alone. Domestic violence and abuse happens in lots of families and there are people that can help you and your family. Everyone has the right to be and feel safe.
If you are a young person experiencing violence or abuse in your own relationship you have a right to have your feelings and your relationship taken seriously whatever your age.
You can call Rotherham Rise: 0330 2020 571
Or, you can contact one of these agencies that work with young people:
- Rotherham Social Care: 01709 336080
- ChildLine: 0800 1111
- Maybe there is a teacher you can talk to.
If you are in immediate danger call the Police: 999