Domestic Abuse- advise for parents
Domestic violence and abuse
Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, or you are worried about someone who may be, help and support is available. Nobody has to go through this alone.
If there is an immediate danger or risk of harm please ring 999. If you are unable to talk, use the Silent Solution.
- Dial 999
- Listen to the questions from the 999 operator
- Respond by coughing or tapping the handset if you can
- If prompted, press 55 this lets the 999 operator know it’s a genuine emergency and you’ll be put through to the police.
The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme is often called ‘Clare’s Law’ after the landmark case that led to it. Clare’s Law gives any member of the public the right to ask the police if their partner may pose a risk to them.
Under Clare’s Law, a member of the public can also make enquiries into the partner of a close friend or family member.
School is a safe place if you need to talk or help.