Coronavirus: domestic abuse

Women’s Aid has published a report on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on adult and child survivors of domestic abuse and the services supporting them.

The report includes a chapter on the impact of the pandemic on child survivors of domestic abuse.

Findings include: 53% of respondents who were currently experiencing domestic abuse said their children had seen more abuse; and 38% said that their abuser had shown an increase in abusive behaviour towards the children.

A Perfect Storm: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on domestic abuse survivors and the services supporting them

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