Domestic abuse and violence survivors regularly talk about the variable support their children receive from schools, some are brilliant, others treat such children as naughty or problematic. What protection, prevention and repair (support) strategies do you have in place?
Survivors often report how falling pregnant was a turning point in their abuse, either because this is where it began or escalated. There are significant additional risks (in such relationships) to unborn children. Is this considered when dealing with the assessment of a safeguarding concern?
Children affected by domestic abuse are more likely to move schools, be excluded or become homeless at a young age. They are at a higher risk of offending.