Welcome to a sunny start to the week, and a news item which is decidedly less sunny.
The BBC Reports that not enough is being done to protect children who witness domestic violence.
The Early Intervention Foundation has expressed concerns over this revelation, despite the government’s investment of £54 million in child psychology therapies.
The article, which reproduces real-life 999 calls by children asking for help in their homes whilst they witness or hear extreme domestic violence, makes for harrowing reading. Concerning also is that it seems as if most support groups only cater to a specific age group, resulting in little or no help for very young children.
Our question to you then, is this: what could we do to make support for children who experience domestic violence in the home better, in terms of prevention, protection and support?