Social services are failing victims of domestic violence by putting an increasing amount of children on child protection plans and into care, without providing support to enable mothers to leave violent partners, the chief executive of Family Rights Group told ITV News
Cathy Ashley said agencies have become more risk averse in the wake of the Baby P killing and are more likely to put children on child protection plans that result in the child being taken away from the violent household.
Family Rights Group said the number of women contacting them for assistance whose children are subject to a child protection plan due to domestic abuse has increased by 108% in the past two years.
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