Children and young people have often been referred to as the hidden or forgotten victims of domestic violence. In recent years however, recognition that children and young people are impacted upon by domestic violence has spread, and policy and practice has begun to develop accordingly. It is important to remember that whole families suffer from domestic violence.

For every woman experiencing violence in the home there will usually be children who are also suffering. The experiences of these children and young people are often overlooked.

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