In 2020/21, contacts to the NSPCC helpline from parents and carers concerned about children and young people experiencing domestic abuse increased by a third compared to the previous year.
We have produced this briefing to share what parents and carers have told us about the impact of domestic abuse on their children.
The briefing shares the impact of domestic abuse on:
It also highlights some of the barriers and challenges experienced by parents and carers who report domestic abuse to our helpline. These include:
Our insight briefings use data and insight from Childline counselling sessions and NSPCC Helpline contacts to explore concerns children and young people have raised and how these affect them.
Please cite as: NSPCC (2021) The impact of domestic abuse children and young people: voices of parents and carers insight briefing. London: NSPCC.
This insight 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.
Read our information on what domestic abuse is, how to recognise it and how people who work with children can respond to it.
We share what parents, carers, children and young people have told our helplines about experiencing domestic abuse in the form of coercive and controlling behaviours.