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Useful Websites

http://www.domesticabuse.co.uk
This is the Scottish Executive's website for both adults and children and young people affected by domestic abuse.

http://www.scottishwomensaid.co.uk
This site has more information on domestic abuse, and useful links and contacts for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.

http://www.childlinescotland.org.uk
This site gives information on a variety of issues for children and young people, including domestic abuse, and gives online support through an email agony aunt and a secure Young People's Group discussion forum.

http://www.womensaid.org.uk/
This UK-wide site is for victims of domestic abuse, including children and young people. It signposts users towards direct support.

http://www.thehideout.org.uk
This website is run by Women's Aid and is aimed at young people, who are able to share their views on a message board. Advice is also given for children and young people living with domestic abuse, or to those who may want to help a friend.

http://www.nspcc.gov.uk
The NSPCC is an English charity but their website and helplines are UK-wide, and gives email support to children and young people. Information and advice on domestic violence are also given.

http://www.worriedneed2talk.org.uk
This is the NSPCC website for children and young people who may be affected by a variety of issues, including domestic abuse, or who are worried about someone they know.

http://www.there4me.com
This is an NSPCC website aimed at 12-16 year olds who require help or support about something that worries them, such as domestic abuse. There is online support through an email agony aunt, and a 1-2-1 private advice option, where CYP can talk to an NSPCC adviser online.

http://www.infoscotland.com/childprotection
For adults concerned about the wellbeing of children and young people for one or more of a variety of reasons, this website is a gateway service to local support.

http://www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk
For adults who experienced child abuse, this site provides support for anyone experiencing emotional distress, and a helpline.

Useful helplines

  • 0800 027 1234
    The Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline (open 24 hours)
  • 0800 1111
    Childline (for children and young people - this helpline is open 24 hours)
  • 0808 2000 247
    The Women's Aid Free phone National Domestic Violence Helpline (open 24 hours)
  • 0808 800 5000
    The National Child Protection Helpline (for adults worried about a child or young person, open 24 hours)
  • 0800 83 85 87
    The Breathing Space phoneline (for adults, open 6pm to 2am)