The following information comes from https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/domestic-abuse/#what
What is domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. It can seriously harm children and young people and witnessing domestic abuse is child abuse. It's important to remember domestic abuse:
Types of domestic abuse
Domestic abuse can be emotional, physical, sexual, financial or psychological, such as:
Signs of domestic abuse
It can be difficult to tell if domestic abuse is happening and those carrying out the abuse can act very different when other people are around. Children and young people might also feel frightened and confused, keeping the abuse to themselves.
Signs that a child has witnessed domestic abuse can include:
Effects of domestic abuse
Living in a home where domestic abuse happens can have a serious impact on a child or young person's mental and physical wellbeing, as well as their behaviour. And this can last into adulthood.
What's important is to make sure the abuse stops and that children have a safe and stable environment to grow up in.
Our services can support children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse to help them move on and receive the care they need.
If a child reveals abuse
If a child talks to you about domestic abuse it's important to:
If you're an adult experiencing domestic abuse, there are organisations that can help.