Support for victims of domestic abuse must take into account the needs of children and young people. Children may need support to deal with the psychological impact of abuse, build self-esteem and develop personal safety plans and support networks. We believe that more services are needed for very young children and older teenagers.

Month of publication 
July
Year of publication 
2014
Number of pages 
10
Author 
Euan Holloway
Category 
Policy and lobbying
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