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Remembering stolen lives - Debbie, Trevor and Cillian

Posted on November 30, 2014

Remembering Stolen Lives Womens Aid-9

Debbie Fox was 30 years old when she and her sons were murdered by her husband in July 2001.  Debbie, who was originally from Dublin but who settled in Westmeath with her family after buying a local shop and petrol station, was described as a popular woman.  Her children were well settled into the local school.

On the morning of 28th July 2001 Debbie and her two sons, Trevor (9) and Cillian (7) were found brutally murdered in their home.  Gardaí who arrived on the scene described it as horrific.  Debbie was beaten and stabbed repeatedly in the kitchen of her home. 

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Day Six: Children are abused

Posted on November 30, 2014

Day 6

Domestic violence continues to be a very common context in which children experience abuse, with the abuser of the mother being the abuser of the children. Research shows that the more severe the domestic violence is against the mother, the higher the risk of abuse against the children in the home.

In 2013, there were 3,207 disclosures of direct child abuse to the Women’s Aid Helpline.

2,836 disclosures of direct emotional abuse and 260 disclosures where children were physically or sexually abused by the perpetrator of their mother’s abuse. In addition, there were 111 disclosures where children were abused during access visits.

The abusive tactics used against children living in domestic violence situations disclosed to the National Freephone Helpline in 2013 include:

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