At least 250,000 children should be classed as victims of domestic abuse under government reforms due this month, says the NSPCC.
The charity says the Government’s current legal definition of domestic abuse fails to recognise the mental, emotional and social damage that children can suffer from domestic abuse in the family.
It says education department figures show domestic violence was a factor in the 246,720 cases last year where children were assessed to be in need of protection yet they had no legal guarantee that action would be taken because they were not classed as victims.
The NSPCC says provision is patchy with children in some areas not being treated for mental ill health or behaviour…
The activity of the NSPCC will lead to a quarter of a million more children being abused. They’re thus in the business of promoting child abuse, no? And yes, of course, they are. They’re a bureaucracy aiming to say alive, therefore their problem must be larger so that their bureaucracy is larger and safer. They thus definitively promote in the sense of changing definitions to create more abuse….