Work With Young People

1 in 10 children are living with domestic abuse, with teens aged 16-19 most at risk

Equation has designed and delivered early intervention and awareness raising projects in schools since 2002. Our award-winning domestic abuse prevention and healthy relationships education reaches over 7000 children and young people in schools, colleges and community settings across Nottingham/Nottinghamshire each year. 

Equation believes that all children and young people deserve equal and healthy relationships that are free from abuseOur work achieves this is through specialist relationships education. Everyone has a role to play in supporting children and young people towards this goal, and all our interventions, training and resources are designed with this in mind. 


At the time they start school, at least one child in every class will have been living with domestic abuse since they were born. (SafeLives)

The Impact of Covid-19 on Children and Young People in the Context of Domestic Abuse

During lockdown, incidents of domestic abuse rose drastically across the world. In a recent survey from Women’s Aid UK, 53% of survivors experiencing abuse during lockdown said their children had witnessed more abuse during lockdown and 38% said that their abuser had shown an increase in abusive behaviour towards the children.

The end of lockdown saw a sharp spike in disclosures of abuse as many were able to access support for the first time. However, for many other survivors and their children, it may be sometime before they feel able to disclose. It is important to be prepared for an ongoing increase in disclosures as well as the initial spike, and for all community settings to take action to facilitate safety and support for survivors on their children. 

See below a range of free resources from Equation to support schools, professionals and other community settings in addressing this issue.

This free 15-minute training session is aimed at schools staff in all roles and is also suitable for anyone working with children and young people in a professional or community setting. This short and impactful session will:

  • Develop understanding and awareness of domestic abuse in the context of COVID-19
  • Explore the impacts on children and young people exposed to Domestic Abuse during in Lockdown
  • Make recommendations to help schools and other settings prepare for an ongoing increase in disclosures and safeguarding concerns about abuse at home.

Visit our Best Practice Library

For useful documents, including referral pathways and risk assessment, relevant to supporting young people experiencing domestic abuse. 


More from Equation

Our Projects for Children and Young People

View our domestic abuse prevention and healthy relationship projects for young people. 

Teacher Training


Sessions exploring multiple prominent and complex issues related to domestic abuse and relationships. 


View our selection of aids for teachers and professionals working with children and young people.


View our high quality resources that complement healthy relationships education and raise awareness of domestic abuse amongst children and young people. 


Our Websites for Young People

Respect not Fear

A website designed for young people, by young people. This site has a wealth of information for teenagers around healthy relationships and domestic abuse. The site also includes interactive quizzes, video’s and support information. 


Equation Domestic Abuse Nottingham respect not fear

The GREAT Project

A website designed to provide further information about Equation’s primary school healthy relationship programme, the Great Project. Children, parents, teachers and other professionals will find key statistics, example session plans and support services on this website. 


Equation Domestic Abuse Nottingham GREAT project

What teachers, parents and young People think…

The GREAT Project is absolutely amazing! It totally helped my son understand why we no longer live with his dad. He can also assess a healthy/unhealthy relationship and grew up so much emotionally. 10/10


The GREAT Project

Those equation books are great…I’ve used them with 2 families, and one YP asked if he could keep the book

Front-line Professional


I’ve been able to help my sister. She didn’t realise her boyfriend was not treating her right. 


Know More Project

I explained that we have The GREAT project in school for our Year 6 children. He had not heard about the project before so I explained what it entailed and the positive impact it has on the children. The inspector was really impressed


The GREAT Project

Did you know?


At the time they start school, at least one child in every class will have been living with domestic
 abuse since they were born. (SafeLives)



62% of children in households where domestic violence is happening are also directly harmed. 




59% of girls aged 13-21 reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment at school or college in the past year. (Girl Guiding’s Social Attitudes Survey 2014 )

Latest News From Our Children and Young People Team

Equation is Hiring | CYP Project Support Worker

Equation is Hiring | CYP Project Support Worker

This is an exciting opportunity to join Equation, a Nottinghamshire-based, award-winning and innovative charity dedicated to preventing and responding to domestic abuse.Equation needs an enthusiastic Project Support Worker to work as part of our Children and Young...

Equation is Hiring | CYP Coordinator – Post Two

Equation is Hiring | CYP Coordinator – Post Two

This is an exciting opportunity to join Equation, a Nottinghamshire-based, award-winning and innovative charity dedicated to preventing and responding to domestic abuse.Equation needs an enthusiastic Project Coordinator to work as part of our Children and Young People...

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