Children & Abuse

Children can often become victims of abuse, either:

  • Directly – where the child has been abused either physically, emotionally, sexually or psychologically
  • Indirectly – where the child has been witness to the mother or sibling being abused

Abuse leaves devastating effects on children, which can lead to detrimental effects in years to come. Therefore to give children the right firsthand support is imperative. Children who have been victims of abuse suffer in many ways, and some of the symptoms that can bring them into contact with support services are:

  • Feeling withdrawn, angry, scared or confused
  • Isolating themselves
  • Bed wetting
  • Fighting or Aggression
  • Weeping
  • May have problems at school
  • Children and young people can suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder

This list is not exhaustive and does not always indicate that domestic abuse is being inflicted, however they are often signs linked to children who have been victims of abuse.

For more information and advice on how we can help, please contact us on 0161 945 4187 or email

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