Teenage relationship abuse

Earlier this year the Home Office ran a campaign to challenge the attitudes of teenagers to violence and abuse in relationships.

Recent research revealed concerning levels of abuse in teenage relationships: 

  • nearly 75 per cent of girls and 50 per cent of boys have reported some sort of emotional partner abuse 
  • 33 per cent of girls and 16 per cent of boys reported some form of sexual abuse (NSPCC and the University of Bristol, 2009)

The following documents contain advice for schools and teenagers on dealing with issues around teenage relationship abuse. We would like to thank Women’s Aid, Against Violence and Abuse and Womankind for their help in the development of these materials.

You can find out more about teenage relationship abuse on Directgov (new window).

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