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Children who witness domestic violence face a multitude of challenges that can impact their emotional, social, and psychological development. Find out more and how you help in this article.

We know experiencing domestic abuse can be incredibly traumatic, and those witnessing domestic abuse in the home can be equally as affected.

Children who witness domestic violence face a multitude of challenges that can impact their emotional, social, and psychological development.

If you have experienced domestic abuse, or are concerned about your child witnessing domestic abuse, please know you’re not on your own. The most important thing is that you’re here, and you’ve made the first step to getting the help you need. At Freeva, we provide a space of empowerment and support. We are here to help guide you through with support, awareness and advice.

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Further Reading...

1 in 3 children who witness domestic abuse, go on to become a victim themselves. In fact, domestic abuse can impact children to such an extent, that the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 recognises that any child witnessing domestic abuse, is also a victim. Everybody responds differently to their experiences of abuse and trauma. Our team of specialist workers will be able to help you begin the healing process for you and your loved ones. 

The Silent Victims: How Does Domestic Abuse Impact Children?

To learn more about exactly how children can be affected by seeing and hearing domestic abuse in the home, please read our article.

NSPCC - Protecting Children from Domestic Abuse

For further information about the impact on children and what you can do to protect them from domestic abuse, read this NSPCC article.

How you can get help

We provide a specialist helpline and support services for those experiencing domestic abuse. Our team can act as a listening ear to facilitate your emotional healing, provide practical advice, and support you with guidance on your options going forward.

We also provide help for children who have witnessed domestic abuse, helping them process their memories, learn how to form healthy relationships and coping mechanisms, and ultimately facilitate their growth into a strong, well-rounded adult.

You deserve a life filled with safety, respect, and hope, and by seeking help, you’re paving the way for a future where you and your loved ones can thrive and grow.

Looking for support? Call our helpline today.

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