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Finding a better way to identify children experiencing domestic violence
Around one in five children in the UK have been exposed to domestic violence or abuse between their parents or caregivers.
- Natalia Lewis
- The Conversation
When adults are involved in an abusive relationship, their children bear the consequences.
The effects of domestic violence on a child can range from emotional and behavioural problems to physical injury and death when children are caught up in the violence between adults.
Even when not directly involved, children’s exposure continues through witnessing and being aware of the violence – and through its health, social and…