Domestic Violence is a Child Protection Issue!
The short and long term effects
on children witnessing and experiencing domestic violence have
been well documented (NCH, NSPCC, HM Government etc). How children
respond to, and are hurt by, living in a violent home will vary
considerably according to age, gender, level of abuse and support
Children and young people may respond to living with violence
in a number of ways. Some may become withdrawn and depressed;
others may ‘act out’. There are many young people
who appear to cope with the situation and only in later years
face difficulties caused by the violence they experienced in
childhood, for example, depression, inability to have healthy
relationships, unemployment etc.
It is not straightforward to identify whether or not a child
is experiencing domestic violence from the evidence of presenting
behaviours or symptoms. However, for any child living with domestic
violence it is highly likely that they will be adversely affected
in some way.
Sea Change offers a range of training courses in domestic violence
and child protection, essential for all practitioners working
primarily with children and young people or working with families
in which children are present (Open College Network Accreditation
can be provided).
All courses can be tailored to suit your needs. Please contact
us to find out more
We currently offer Domestic Violence and Child Protection training
through Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children’s Board.
For more information about this go to www.gscb.org.uk