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Message of Support: Ombudsman for Children's Office

Posted on December 01, 2014


As the Ombudsman for Children's Office in Ireland we are constantly reminded of the necessity for organisations such as Women's Aid whose tireless efforts offer support and protection to not just women in difficult situations but also to their children.  

Children rely on adults to vindicate their rights and welfare and for most children it is their parents who are their principal advocates.  We wish Women's Aid well in their campaign to highlight the issue of domestic violence and the affect is has on both women and children.

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Day Seven: Children see abuse

Posted on December 01, 2014

Day 7

The majority of children living in a home where domestic violence is present are affected by the abuse. Children are victims of domestic violence both when directly targeted by the perpetrator of abuse and when witnessing the violence directed at their mother. Research has shown that there is a connection between domestic violence and child abuse and that witnessing the abuse is in itself a form of emotional abuse. (Listening to Children: Children's Stories of Domestic Violence, Hogan, F. and O'Reilly M, Office of the Minister For Children, 2007)

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