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Impact and effects of domestic abuse on children and young people

Children and Young People are not simply witnesses to domestic abuse they too experience the abuse by seeing or hearing the abuse, its aftermath or being physically hurt themselves. Children and young people can also be impacted by the consequences of domestic abuse such as isolation, coercion and financial control. These abusive behaviours can affected a child’s social, emotional, behavioural and educational wellbeing but with the right support the effects can be lessened.