10 adults a day now contact us worried about children living in a dangerous or risky home
There's been a sharp rise in the number of adults worried about children suffering or witnessing physical violence and emotional abuse in their own home.
Our figures reveal:
- a 75% increase in the last 5 years of adults concerned about domestic abuse, with 10 a day now getting in touch
- 83% of contacts to our helpline last year were so serious that counsellors referred them onto external agencies such as the police or social services
- more than half of these children we referred were under the age of 6.
We're launching a national TV advertising campaign on Saturday to raise awareness of what a child can achieve when freed from domestic abuse and allowed to dream.