As well as this witnessing abuse can have long lasting consequences.

 

Statistics

Statistics show that:

  • Around 1 and 5 children have been exposed to domestic abuse. (Source: Radfold L. et al (2011) child abuse and neglect in the UK today)
  • A third of children witnessing domestic violence also experienced other form of abuse. (Source: Radfold L. et al (2011) child abuse and neglect in the UK, NSPCC)
  • 1 in 5 teenagers have been physically abused by their boyfriends or girlfriends. (Source: Barter et al (2009) Partner exploitation and violence in teenage intimate relationships, NSPCC and Bristol University)