A Better Start Southend


Skye doesn’t
know why
mummy cries

Skye is only one year old.
But that doesn’t mean that the domestic abuse in her home isn’t affecting her.

One in 30 children under the age of three living in Southend have been formerly identified as living with abuse in their homes.* 25 November is White Ribbon Day and marks the start of our 16 days of action against domestic abuse.

Nobody has to put up with domestic abuse.

Help is closer than you think!

If this sounds familiar to you and you would like to speak to someone, there is a range of safe and confidential support available.

For support and guidance please contact Essex Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0330 333 7 444
In the case of emergency always call 999

*Referrals to the Southend Multi Agency Risk Assessment Team or
identified on a Single Social Worker Assessments.

The impact of domestic abuse on children

Each child will respond differently to trauma and some may be resilient and not exhibit any negative effects.

Children can experience both short and long term cognitive, behavioural and emotional effects as a result of experiencing domestic abuse.

Children’s responses to the trauma of witnessing domestic violence may vary according to a multitude of factors including age, race, sex and stage of development.

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