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Useful Websites

This is the Scottish Executive's website for both adults and children and young people affected by domestic abuse.

This site has more information on domestic abuse, and useful links and contacts for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.

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.

This UK-wide site is for victims of domestic abuse, including children and young people. It signposts users towards direct support.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)