Parents & Carers

Domestic Violence Support

Domestic violence and abuse can affect adults and children within a family setting. Although both men and women can experience domestic violence and abuse it is much more likely that women and children will be affected. Children who live with domestic violence and abuse are highly likely to be suffering emotional abuse themselves and are likely to be facing many risks, such as:

  • Suffering direct physical abuse;
  • Injuries being caused when intervening in domestic violence situations;
  • The emotional effects of witnessing domestic violence and abuse;
  • Emotional stress and abuse through the overhearing of domestic violence in the home .

These risks can cause both short and long term effects on the child’s safety, welfare and development even if the parents are doing their best to protect them.

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