Young people

Are you a young person being affected by abuse at home or in your relationship?

Abuse in relationships

It’s normal to argue or fall out with your partner, but if someone hurts you or makes you feel bad regularly it’s not okay.

Abuse in relationships is about one person trying to have power over someone else. It’s the same for both adults and teenagers.

If you feel frightened, if you change your behaviour, clothes or friends to please your partner, or if you avoid saying or doing things in case they react badly this is not okay. It is abusive and controlling.

You don’t have to be hit to be abused. Domestic abuse is not always violent. Emotional, psychological and financial control is also abuse. Abuse also being pressurised or manipulated into sexual acts when you don't want to.

It can get worse over time. Name calling can turn into pushing and shoving.

Tell someone you trust if you‘re worried about your relationship.

It’s not your fault. You’re not to blame. We understand and we believe you.

Abuse and violence at home / in families

Have you ever seen or heard one of your parents or carers hurting the other one?

Has anyone hurt or frightened you at home?

Do you feel scared of someone who you live with?

If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions you can contact RISE on 01273 622 828 and tell us what’s happening, and we will try to help you.

Young people

We run a six week group for children aged 6-11, called Rising Stars. It will teach you about how to keep safe through fun activities. You will also learn about who you can talk to, what your body does to let you know you feel unsafe and what you can do when you have these feelings.

Young people