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Safe Haven

Key Fact

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is when one grown-up often hurts another by hitting, ignoring, calling names or throwing things.

Top Tips

Remember

  • Domestic abuse is never your fault
  • Never get in between adults if they are hurting each other
  • Find a safe place to hide
  • Tell someone you trust

Introduction

Tarian will help you

  • talk about your feelings
  • understand the difference between good and bad behaviour of grown-ups at home
  • know what to do if you feel unsafe
  • know who to go to for help.

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Question and Answer

Question: What should I do if one grown-up hurts another grown-up at home?
Answer:
  • Remember it’s never your fault
  • Remember never get in between the grown-ups
  • Find a safe place to hide (your bedroom)
  • Tell a grown-up you trust
  • In an emergency phone 999
Question: Will I behave like the grown-ups in my house when I grow up?
Answer:
  • Remember you are responsible for your own behaviour and you can choose not to copy unsafe behaviour in your home
  • If you are worried or scared speak to a grown-up you trust
Question: Can you tell me what domestic abuse is?
Answer: Domestic abuse is when one grown-up often hurts another by hitting, ignoring, calling names or throwing things.
Question: My parents are always arguing and fighting. Who can I go to for help?
Answer:
  • A teacher
  • A trusted adult
  • The School Community Police Officer

Or phone

  • MEIC - 080880 23456
  • Childline - 0800 11 11
Question: Is domestic abuse against the law?
Answer: Every child has the right to feel safe in their home and yes, it is against the law and the Police take it very seriously.