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Section for children and younger adults

This information and guidance section is for children and younger adults.

Each year over 750,000 children will witness or experience domestic abuse across the UK. The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimated that 7.5% of adults aged 18 to 74 years experienced sexual abuse before the age of 16. The British Crime Survey also found that young people are more likely to suffer partner abuse than any other age group.

This section is designed to help you to identify domestic abuse and sexual violence in children and young people and to offer appropriate support.

Topics covered include:

  • signs of domestic abuse
  • signs of sexual violence
  • confidentiality and information sharing
  • responding to a disclosure
  • Derbyshire safeguarding children's process

Other sections in this guidance include adults, BME, male victims, LGBT, disability and directory of services.