Children and young people

Information for children and young people: 
If you are a child or young person reading this and you are living with violence at home please keep reading - you are not alone.There are many others in your situation and help is available.

If you want to talk to someone you can call Childline on 0800 1111, this is a free, 24 hour confidential helpline for children and young people who need to talk. Trained counsellors are there to provide comfort, support and advice about any problem that’s on your mind. You can contact Childline 24 hours a day, every day, by phone or on the childline website
or, you can visit one of the domestic violence and abuse websites specially for children and young people:

The Hideout is a website created by Women’s Aid to help children and young people to understand domestic violence and abuse, and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you. is a website for young people, where you will find information about abuse in relationships and how to get help and support. There are lists of organisation you can contact confidentially.

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 Leeds Domestic Violence 24 hour helpline on 0113 246 0401

or, you can contact one of these agencies in Leeds that work with young people:

Archway provides help and support for young people aged 16 to 25; this can be with self-esteem, confidence, health issues and domestic violence and abuse in relationships. You can call them on 0113 383 3900

The Market Place is based in Leeds city centre and offers free and confidential advice and support for 13 to 25 year olds. They offer a chance to talk and be listened to, to be believed and trusted and support to cope with you feeling. You can call in at 8 – 18 New Market Street, Leeds LS1 1DG or call them on 0113 246 1659.

You might prefer to talk to another family member or someone at school such as a teacher or Learning Mentor.

over one third of all reported incidents (just under 5000) had a child recorded as present​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​