‘5,000 children a week’ identified as exposed to domestic violence

Action for Children says many youngsters live in areas where there is little or no support available to help them cope with the effects. Sky News reports

Anna (not her real name) who lived with an abusive partner for several years and now volunteers with Action for Children told Sky News she is worried about how the abuse has affected her young children.

“They still talk now about hammers [and] shouting,” she said

Sally Noden, a children’s service manager for Action for Children in Newcastle, said: “We want to see that children are in the legislation as victims, we want a statutory duty for councils to provide specialist services for children.”

If a domestic violence bill in the Queen’s Speech last month had been passed into law it would have forced councils to provide help for children exposed to abusive relationships.

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