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Children who witness abuse 'more likely' to suffer as adults

Children who witness domestic abuse are more likely to suffer a similar fate, a review has found. The Early Intervention Foundation revealed children of violent relationships were more susceptible to antisocial behaviour in their adulthood.

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Campaigner explains legacy of parents' domestic abuse

A women's rights campaigner has spoken frankly to Daybreak about the abuse between her parents that she witnessed as a child.

Erin Pizzey, who started womens charity Refuge, said she became "the defender" for her mother, as she was "the eldest and the biggest" out of the three children.

"In a sense, I always took the defending role of my mother because she used to cry and weep and burden us with her hatred of our father."

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