Child witnesses of domestic violence need better support

Not enough support is being offered to the one in four children experts say will witness domestic violence by the age of 18, it is claimed.

There are no national rules stating what services children who see violence at home should receive.

This, says the Early Intervention Foundation, can have “significant consequences” for those children not not getting the support they need.

The Government says it has invested £54 million in child psychology therapies.

In one case – in Essex – a mother-of-two fled her abusive husband after years of violence.

Witnessing this violence had a profound impact on her seven-year-old son, she told BBC Inside Out.

 

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