We can improve the wellbeing of children who've been exposed to domestic abuse, says Peter Wanless
Around 1 in 5 children1 will be exposed to domestic abuse at some point during childhood. One third of these children will also experience at least one other form of abuse.
Children who are exposed to domestic abuse are often traumatised by the experience. The exposure can have a profound impact on a child's physical and emotional wellbeing, mental health, and their ability to build relationships.
We need to make sure that children have access to the right kind of support at the right time.