It can be especially hard for parents to talk to children about why they’ve left a relationship that’s involved abuse. Your child might have seen or been involved in the abuse themselves, and need help to move on from this.
Or your child may not have seen what you’ve experienced. You may be worried about what to tell them and how this will affect their relationship with their other parent.
Here are some specialist organisations that help children and parents when there’s been domestic abuse.
- Childline – confidential support, counselling and information for children and young people by phone, webchat and email.
- NSPCC – helping children and their parents move on from abuse. They have local services for children.
- Young Minds – has a guide on what to do if your child has seen or experienced domestic abuse – and you can call 0808 802 5544 if you’re worried about your child.