It is estimated that over 100,000 children in Scotland live in households where there is a known risk of domestic abuse. Growing up in a household with domestic abuse can have devastating consequences for children and young people. Prolonged exposure to domestic abuse can have a serious impact on a child's safety and welfare:

  • Children are at risk of physical injury during an incident.
  • Children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent.
  • Domestic abuse can restrict a parent's ability to parent correctly.

If you would like some advice or support about domestic abuse please call East Dunbartonshire Women’s Aid: 0141 776 0864/

Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland - Police Scotland Apply if you are concerned that someone is in a new relationship that may be abusive.

If you are concerned for the immediate safety of someone you know, call Police Scotland on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

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