Safeguarding Children Affected by Domestic Abuse

We all have a part to play in safeguarding children who are affected by domestic abuse. Sensitive and supportive intervention can make a crucial difference in protecting children and supporting the non-abusing parent or carer.

Interagency practice guidance has therefore been developed to provide advice for practitioners on what to do if they have concerns about the welfare of children affected by domestic abuse.

The guidance explains what will happen after a concern is raised and details the roles and responsibilities of all agencies involved in working with children and families in the context of domestic abuse. It also provides helpful information about good practice and the issues confronting children and their parents/carers where domestic abuse is having an impact on parenting.

The interagency guidance can be found below.

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