Posted on November 30, 2014
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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Categories: Day Six • 16 Facts for 16 Days • 30th November 2014