Our briefing uses insight from NSPCC helpline contacts and Childline counselling sessions to highlight the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic.
Between 23 March and 17 May 2020 the NSPCC helpline received 1,500 contacts from adults worried about the impact of domestic abuse on children, and Childline delivered over 500 counselling sessions to children and young people who were worried about domestic abuse.
The key themes of these contacts include:
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NSPCC (2020) The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: domestic abuse. Insight briefing. London: NSPCC.
Read our information on what domestic abuse is, how to recognise it and how people who work with children can respond to it.
This briefing summarises key messages from children who have been talking to Childline about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Understand more about the potential risks and impacts of children experiencing domestic abuse as well as what you can do to improve your practice when working with children and families.