All in the Same Boat? Episode 3 – The impact of domestic abuse on children
The last 12 months have created a situation that has dramatically heighted an already extensive problem. There are many reasons why domestic abuse takes place but the fact that people have had to spend so much time in their homes, often isolated and in situations of increased tension and stress, has created conditions that we know leads to more abuse. At the same time, support services have been under incredible pressure.
Join newspaper columnist and TV presenter Jane Moore, along with Louise Sparywatson from Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid and Beth McIvor from Buttle UK, as they explore this important subject and ask… What is domestic abuse? What is it like for children to live in homes where abuse is taking place? What support is available to help children overcome such a painful and traumatic experience? And what impact has the pandemic really had on this issue?