Who can help?

Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS)
24-hour Helpline for anyone in Leeds wanting immediate advice, support and information
0113 246 0401
www.ldvs.uk/

National Domestic Violence
24 hr freephone helpline for women
0808 2000 247
nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk

National Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327
Mon to Fri: 9am – 5pm
mensadviceline.org.uk

Galop
Making life safe, just and fair for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. 020 7704 2040
galop.org.uk

Children and Young People
Childline 0800 1111 and
NSPCC Helpline 0800 800 5000

Leeds Social Services
Adult Social Care – 0113 222 4401
Children’s Social Work Services –
0113 222 4403
Emergency Out of Hours – 07712106378

Leeds Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
leedslscb.org.uk​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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Local and National Support Agencies

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Leeds Domestic Violence and Abuse

Messages for children and young people

Each year, many children and young people see or hear domestic violence at home. It can be extremely upsetting and even though it isn’t aimed at you, it can be really hard to cope with.

Take a look at these messages and remember that you are not alone, there is always someone to talk to:

• It’s not your fault if adults are violent

• It’s good to tell someone you trust and get help

• Talking about it can help you to cope

• If something scary is happening at home, it’s best not to try and stop it yourself – find somewhere safe to go in the house if you can

• Domestic violence is a big thing for children to cope with

• Just because you are seeing violence in your family doesn’t mean you will copy the behaviour - children make positive choices

Living with domestic violence can be really difficult, but you don’t have to cope with it on your own. Contact one of the organisations on the information for children and young people page or speak to someone you trust.​​​​