Is someone in your family hurting someone else? If abuse is happening at home, you probably want it to stop but you might not be sure what you can do. The best thing to do is to tell someone what is going on. You might be able to talk to the person who is being hurt. If not, you could try talking to a teacher, a neighbour, a friend or a friend’s parent, etc.
You can also call a helpline – they will be able to tell you where you can get help near where you live.
Remember, domestic abuse is not your fault. You won’t get into trouble for telling someone.
Help is available from:
- Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service Advice Line
03300 165 112 weekdays 9.30am-5.30pm (5pm Fridays)
Telephone: 0800 1111
Childline is available for children and young people to reach out for help and support by phone or using their online chat service. They also provide specific guidance for young people on how to get help and what to do if they are worried about a friend.
Telephone: 0808 800 5000
The NSPCC has issued guidance for spotting and reporting the signs of abuse on their website.
The NSPCC Helpline is available for anyone with concerns about a child to contact for professional advice and support.
Barnardo’s provides support to families affected by domestic abuse.
Family Lives also provide support through online forums.
It’s a challenging time for older and vulnerable people living with abuse. Financial abuse is one of the most common forms of abuse reported. If this applies to you or if you are concerned about any other type of harm, abuse or exploitation of an older person, support is available. Remember, you can leave your home to seek support for domestic abuse.
Help is available from:
- Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service Telephone Advice Line 03300 165 112 Weekdays 9.30am-5.30pm (5pm Fridays)
Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service Website
- We are Hourglass (previously Action on Elder Abuse)
Confidential helpline providing information and support to anyone concerned about harm, abuse or exploitation of an older person.
Telephone: 0808 8088141 www.wearehourglass.org
- Connect to Support Hampshire has a range of information and to assist older and vulnerable Hampshire residents during the current pandemic
- The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline: 0333 370 4000
The first joint NHS England and NHS Improvement Safeguarding Accountability and Assurance Framework (SAAF) has just been published. This framework builds on its predecessor by strengthening the NHS commitment to promoting the safety, protection and welfare of children, young people and adults.
This framework has been developed in partnership with other organisations and professional bodies. It is intended to clarify the roles and responsibilities of those we work with in a system that is developing rapidly. In addition, it provides the flexibility needed at local level to support professional practice and the partnerships needed to promote healthy behaviours to keep individuals and communities safe from harm.
Safeguarding Children, Young People and Adults at Risk in the NHS