Search

Help protect children from violence in the home

PUBLISHED: 17:42 29 January 2009 | UPDATED: 14:00 05 October 2010

Dear Editor, AT LEAST 750,000 children every year have to deal with violence in their home. Witnessing violence between parents can cause a child serious harm, disrupting their normal social and mental development and may lead to depression and even self-harm. The NSPCC’s online petition could lead to a major step forward in protecting our children

Dear Editor,

AT LEAST 750,000 children every year have to deal with violence between adults in their home.

Witnessing violence between parents or carers can cause a child serious harm, disrupting their normal social and mental development and may lead to anxiety, depression and even self-harm, studies have found. There is an overlap between domestic violence and children facing physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

The need for action is all the more urgent with the current economic situation, which potentially creates more pressures for families.

This is why I am supporting the NSPCC in calling on politicians to consider domestic violence from a child’s point of view.

The charity wants services available for all affected children and families to keep them safe and help them overcome the effects of violence.

The NSPCC’s online petition could lead to a major step forward in protecting our children.

Amanda Lamb

Supporting the NSPCC

Weston House, 42 Curtain-road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3NH


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser