Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence can happen in many different ways, for example:

Physical - hitting, punching, kicking, pushing, slapping

Emotional - threatening, swearing, frightening the other person, saying things to make the other person feel bad about themself

Sexual - doing or making someone do sexual things that they don;t want to do

Financial - taking away the other person's access to money.

If this is happening in your family, or between you and a boyfriend/girlfriend, there are lots of services in Bromley to help you:

Bromley Domestic Abuse Services

The Hideout and Safe websites have lots of useful advice for children and young people about domestic abuse and violence at home.

You can also talk to ChildLine at any time of the day or night on 0800 1111. This is a free service and you do not have to give your name if you don't want to. They give confidential advice and comfort to children and young people who are worried about any problem.

Remember that whatever is happening is not your fault. Domestic violence can happen in any family. It is important that you are safe and have someone to talk to.