Safeguarding Children Partnership look at violence between parents and children

16th July 2018

Professionals working with children and families in Guernsey have been learning more about what’s being described as a ‘hidden problem’.

Despite offering support for people who’ve experienced domestic aduse, we’re told the island needs to better understand child to parent violence, and how it affects those involved.

Chair of the Islands Safeguarding Children Partnership, Simon Westwood, explains more.

‘We don’t really know sufficiently about this,’ he said.

‘It’s not something people record, it’s obviously something that carries a whole range of stigma – both for the parents and the child – so often people are not willing to talk about it or share it.

‘Our intention is to try and understand more about what is the issue in Guernsey and what more we can do around it.’

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