Who can help?

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

National Domestic Violence
24 hr freephone helpline for women
0808 2000 247

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

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

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)

Local and National Support Agencies

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Leeds Domestic Violence and Abuse
What other young people have to say

It helps to know that other children and young people are also experiencing the same issues. Here are some comments posted on the Hideout website:
I couldn't stop worrying about the violence at home. My family said it was a secret. I just wanted to be normal. Now I know domestic violence isn't okay.
I don't know what I would have done without my best friend. She listened to me and then helped me figure out who I could talk to and get help.

I used to feel like the violence was my fault. They were always fighting about me. I wanted it to stop.

When the shouting started my younger sisters and I would all sit on my bed together. I'd read them stories so they wouldn't hear the noise.

I really wanted to help my mum but I didn't know what to do...

My Dad's asked for contact with me, even though I feel scared to be alone with him. I love my dad, but I'm not sure I want to see him right now.

Feelings can be hard to talk about and it can be tough to figure out what's making you feel a certain way.
If you are a worker looking for information on children or young people and domestic violence, please look at the Information for Practitioner’s page.  

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