Contacts to NSPCC helpline about domestic abuse up by nearly 50 per cent

Since the introduction of national lockdown measures, the number of contacts to the NSPCC helpline from people concerned about children living in homes with domestic abuse rose by 49 per cent.

The latest figures show that between April and September 2020, more than 4,500 concerns were raised by members of the public, with 818 contacts in August alone. The numbers are supported by the experiences of frontline staff who work with mothers and children facing domestic abuse at home.

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