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Rise in calls of domestic abuse against children

The NSPCC are taking more calls of domestic abuse against children Credit: pa

The NSPCC made 510 referrals to child protection agencies in the North West in 2016 following reports to the charity's Helpline of children being affected domestic abuse.

Callers were seeking guidance from the NSPCC’s trained advisers after witnessing distressing things such as visible bruises, parents being hospitalised, children being exposed to rage and rough handling, and aggressive behaviour towards parents of young babies.

Credit: pa