Victims of domestic abuse are being failed by social services as an increasingly amount of care orders are being placed on children living in homes that experience violence, whilst services to help women escape violent partners are being cut, new research reveals.
The increasing involvement of social workers with families where there is domestic violence, and women’s fear their children may be removed, could prevent some mothers from reporting abuse, Family Rights Group said.
Welfare reforms are compounding the problem as women have fewer places to go for support and the long-term care necessary to leave violent partners, Cathy Ashley from the Family Rights Groups said.
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