On Wednesday 12th February, Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, supported Action for Children in the launch of their new report to shine a light on children’s experiences of domestic abuse. The report includes recommendations to combat domestic abuse, including tackling the patchy and piecemeal provision of services for children and young people.
New data suggests that up to 692 children a day are assessed as being at risk of domestic violence and 831,000 children in England live in households that report domestic abuse. Action for Children is a charity working to ensure that every child and young person in the UK has a safe and happy childhood. Their new report, released ahead of the re-introduction of the Domestic Abuse Bill in Parliament, highlights the barriers children face in accessing support if they are victims of domestic abuse.
After the event Sir David said “I am delighted to support Action for Children’s report looking into the impact of domestic abuse on children. We need to do everything we can to ensure all children are safe and have the foundations they need to thrive.”