Domestic abuse service wants to hear from teenagers

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A domestic abuse service is asking teenagers who have been abused to get in touch to tell their story.

Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse is carrying out the confidential online survey at www.teeninfolincs.co.uk/teenabuse, to try and improve services.

The latest statistics reveal that 25 per cent of girls and 18 per cent of boys aged between 13 and 18 have experienced abuse and physical violence from their partners.

County domestic abuse manager at Lincolnshire County Council Karen Shooter said: “Domestic violence can affect anyone, whatever their age or background.

“We want to make sure that if young people in Lincolnshire are being affected, that we have the right support and services in place for them. They need to know they are not alone.”

For more information about abuse service support call 0808 2000 247.