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Support for children and young people who abuse family members

Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information on domestic violence and abuse support.

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We offer support to families where a child is violent or abusive towards their parent or carer.

What is child to parent violence and abuse

Child to parent violence and abuse is when a parent lives in fear of their child and changes their behaviour in order to avoid conflict or contain and minimise the violence or abuse.

The child's abuse can include behaviours such as hitting, name calling, making threats, stealing money and damaging possessions in the home.

Break4Change programme (B4C)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): in light of the current situation, our Break4Change programme will not be running until further notice. However, we're temporarily offering some support online.

Please contact our Complex Early Help and Safeguarding Hub (EHASH) to access this online support.

  • 0300 303 0400 - available Monday-Friday 8.45am-4.45pm.
  • 0300 303 8875 - available Monday-Friday 4.45pm-8.45am and all day weekends.

Is the B4C programme for you?

B4C is a 10-week programme for families where a young person, aged 11-16, is being abusive towards their parent or carer, including behaviours such as hitting, name calling, making threats, stealing money and damaging possessions in the home.

How can you access the B4C programme?

If you’re interested in accessing the programme or would like more information, contact us by email or phone:

How can our B4C programme help you?

Our B4C programme focuses on non-violence and developing mutual respect between family members. It uses 3 main approaches to help young people address their behaviour and make positive changes:   

  1. Young person's group - we provide educational and therapeutic sessions together with a creative aspect so that each young person is able to revisit and process what they learn in the session.   
  2. Parent's group - we provide supportive discussions with parents to understand the scale of the abuse and the effects it's had on the family. There's also a chance to share experience and advice with other parents.
  3. Filming aspect - we enable the young person and their parents to hear, often for the first time, how the young person views themselves.

Help from other organisations

There are many organisations across the UK offering advice, specialist services and more to help support you and your family.



01706 924691

Phone: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.