Do you know a child who lives with domestic abuse?

200,000 children in England live in households where there is a known risk of domestic abuse. Prolonged exposure to domestic abuse can have a serious impact on a child's safety and welfare:

  • Children are at risk of physical injury during an incident.
  • Children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent.
  • Children can become anxious and distressed which can express itself in anti-social or criminal behaviour.
  • Domestic abuse can restrict a parent's ability to parent correctly.

If you would like some advice or support about domestic abuse please contact The Bridge Partnership on 0161 603 4500 email further information is also available on Worried about a child.

If a child is in immediate danger of being harmed or is home alone call the police on 999.

  • Domestic abuse policy (Adobe PDF format, 221kb)

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