What is Domestic Violence?


A short film about domestic violence by Lighthouse Women’s Aid, a charity supporting women and children affected by domestic abuse in Suffolk, UK. This video focusses on a young person called David, and the domestic violence he is witnessing. It discusses what domestic violence is; things such as a person controlling who their partner speaks to, who their friends are and how they spend their money. Domestic violence does not discriminate, it can happen to anyone regardless of their race, gender, religion or sexuality.


This is a short video, just over 2 minutes, and it looks at the effects of domestic violence on a child. It would be a helpful resource to being a conversation with a young person about abusive relationships in their family lives.

The language used in the video is not offensive, however the subject matter might be emotional or very difficult for a younger child.

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