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NSPCC urges government to recognise children as victims of DA

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1489792662097{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1489792637103{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1548688168465{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Children under 16 should be recognised as victims of domestic abuse to give them greater protection through court orders, says the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).


Legal recognition would also help professionals take action to protect children at risk and help authorities ensure there are specific support services for children and young people, according to the charity.


The call came ahead of publication of the government’s Domestic Abuse Bill.
Department for Education figures show domestic abuse was a factor in 246,720 child protection assessments in England during 2017/18, just over half the total of 483,150.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]



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