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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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