9.6 Specialist voluntary sector domestic violence services

Domestic violence impacts on children and young people in many different ways. It is important that support is provided to enable children and young people to overcome the impact of the domestic violence and grow up to have healthy adult relationships and achieve their life potential. There are very few dedicated stand-alone specialist domestic services for children and young people in England. However many specialist domestic violence services do provide specialist support for children and young people.  Women’s Aid Federation England publishes the Gold Book and an online Directory of Domestic Abuse services in the UK. This section also includes contacts for other non- domestic violence specific support services for children and young people that may be helpful since domestic violence often affects other aspects of people’s lives.

Also see Section 4 Children, young people and domestic violence