Director of Child Wellbeing & Protection
Children don’t passively respond to domestic abuse that happens between two adults, they live it and experience it directly.
Her evidence has been included in a call by the Home Affairs Committee for the new bill to recognise the long-term negative consequences on children who experience domestic abuse.
In a report issued today, it said: “This must be recognised explicitly in legislation and a strategy must be developed to ensure adequate protection and support. The Committee recommends measures including protected status on waiting lists for NHS services, including mental health services, and legal obligations on local authorities to provide a new school place when requested by a family housed in a refuge.”