Domestic abuse: focus more on children, says Ofsted

20 Sep 2017

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Posted By: SG   |   Source: BBC News   |   URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-41319515

 

Schools need to be more aware of the effects on children of being caught up in domestic violence. In a new report, Ofsted says the focus needs to be on child wellbeing and the education of healthy relationships. “A failure to adequately focus on the experiences and needs of children means there is a high risk that the emotional and mental impact of domestic abuse will go unaddressed.

“Children and young people who have lived with domestic violence for several years frequently experience intense feelings of responsibility, guilt, anger and a sense of despair and powerlessness over their lives.”

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