Domestic abuse affects adults and young people. Young people are increasingly reporting their experiences of abusive relationships. It has been found that teenage girls are more likely to experience sexual violence or feel pushed into sex when they are not ready, particularly if their partner is older than them (NSPCC, 2012).
It can be really confusing to be young and to be in an abusive relationship. But you do not need to go through this alone. There are loads of services that can help you get your confidence back, and get back to living life the way it should be; Fun, full of friends and most importantly with you in control of your body and your future.
If you or a friend of yours is not sure if they are in an unhealthy or abusive relationship you can look at our warning signs page.
To speak to someone to get support call our Referral and Advice on 020 8317 8273.