We're calling for the Government to deliver a Victims Bill that legislates for support services for children impacted by domestic abuse.
We're warning of an increased risk of domestic abuse during the Qatar World Cup as new figures reveal a spike in contacts to our Helpline about children experiencing violence and abuse at home during the last tournament.
Our analysis found that during the previous football World Cup contacts to our Helpline about domestic abuse jumped by a third (33%) on the monthly average, reaching more than 1,000.
Heightened emotional stress, alcohol and betting on the games could act as potential triggers to incidents in the home over the next four weeks.
We're concerned that hundreds of thousands of children could be at risk as new Government data reveals almost 250,000 children are impacted by domestic abuse in England
These findings chime with research showing a direct correlation between high profile sporting events and reports of domestic abuse to emergency services, agencies, and charities.
During the last World Cup in 2018, our Helpline - which takes calls from adults concerned about children - delivered 1,060 child welfare contacts about domestic abuse, a 33% increase on the monthly average for that year.
And Childline saw a 17% increase on the monthly average for the number of counselling sessions delivered to children and young people about domestic abuse.