Calls about children witnessing domestic abuse ‘rise 25%’

Calls to the NSPCC about children witnessing the most serious forms of domestic abuse have jumped 25% in a year, the charity has warned.

The number of reports that were referred to the police or local authorities rose to 6,642 in 2018/19 – up from 5,322 the year before.

The children involved were at “huge risk of harm”, the NSPCC said.

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