Children and young people are unfortunately also the victims of crime. This may be fairly minor crime such as theft of a mobile phone, or serious crime such as child abuse. Nottinghamshire Victim CARE supports children and young people who are victims.
Child abuse and child sexual exploitation (CSE)
The Commissioner has funded Imara to support children who have been sexually abused. Other services, funded by the County Council, exist to support children who have been sexually exploited.
Teen abuse: domestic violence
Recent national and local statistics have revealed alarming attitudes to domestic violence among teenagers, with many young women believing it is normal relationship behaviour. The Commissioner has ensured that support for young people is included in mainstream domestic abuse services and all publicly funded domestic violence support services in Nottinghamshire now provide specific specialist support to teenagers who are experiencing abuse within their own intimate relationships.
By putting in place a specialist worker who understands young people and abuse, young women will not only be safer but will be able to consider healthier relationships in the future.
Abuse is not normal and it’s never okay. There are different forms of abuse, which you can find out about here, but if your relationship leaves you feeling scared, intimidated or controlled, it’s possible you’re in an abusive relationship.
Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, or a combination of any, or all of these. Abuse can also be neglect, which is when parents or guardians don't take care of the basic needs of the young people who depend on them.
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