Resources for children and young people

Making children visible: A good practice guide from Women’s Aid specialist services for children and young people

This guide is useful for any professional working on the issue of domestic abuse, but specifically all statutory commissioners, including police and crime commissioners, clinical commissioning groups and local authorities. More importantly, this best practice guide is an opportunity to centre children as survivors of domestic abuse and in need of specialised services that can cater to their needs and save lives.

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The Expect Respect Healthy Relationships Toolkit

Expect Respect is a prevention toolkit that will help you to lead sessions around healthy relationships for children and young people aged 4-18. It contains age-appropriate activities that can be used in a range of spaces. It will help you to hold conversations about the root causes of violence, and educate young people on gender-based violence.

Women’s Aid is working in partnership with Yves Saint Laurent Beauty to educate children and young people about intimate partner violence (IPV), with its commitment of reaching the global goal to educate 2 million people by 2030 through the Abuse is Not Love campaign.

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Supporting women and babies after domestic abuse

This toolkit for early years equips domestic abuse specialists with appropriate knowledge and skills to support pregnant women and women with babies and toddlers.

It will help domestic abuse workers to build:

  • an understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on early parenting;
  • an understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on the development of infants and very young children;
  • and a model of support that is woman centred and infant centred.


© Women’s Aid, 2019

TeenSPEAK information card cover

TeenSPEAK information card – OUT OF STOCK

This pocket-sized information card for young people covers:

  • What are the types of abuse?
  • Tips to keep safe
  • Who to call


© Women’s Aid, 2014

The Hideout Poster

Women’s Aid have created The Hideout website to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it’s happening to them.

Note: there are two versions of this poster, one aimed at younger children, and the other at older children/teens.

Poster text (younger children):

Ever feel scared of going home?
Worried about yourself or one of your parents?
For help and information about domestic abuse go to

Poster text (older children/teens):

Frightened by someone you are dating?
Worried about violence at home?
For help and information on domestic abuse go to

Price: P&P, or free download

Size: A4

©Women’s Aid 2008

Expect Respect Leaflet (A5)

It covers:

  • Respect checklist
  • What a healthy relationship looks like
  • Relationship quiz
  • FAQs
  • Who can I talk to?
  • How can I help my friend or family member?
  • Support and information

Women’s Aid thank The Body Shop UK for funding the production of this booklet.

Price: Free download only

© Women’s Aid, 2008

Children’s Welcome Pack: Third Edition

The Children’s Welcome Pack is a unique and invaluable resource for any refuge or children’s worker to use with young survivors of domestic violence. This third edition has been updated and split into three separate packs aimed at different age groups.

Illustrated in bright colours with plenty of space to encourage creativity, the packs are fun for children to use and aim to help them feel at home in their new environment. Moving into a refuge is a very unsettling experience for children, who may be leaving behind toys, belongings and friends. The packs help children to understand what a refuge is and what life will be like, and help with self-esteem building. The activities in the packs can help children to express their feelings, and help start conversations to explore them further.

Each pack is free to download.

(c) Women’s Aid, 2011

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