Facts and stats on safeguarding

History despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

Maya Angelou

“Children exposed to violence in their family show the same pattern of activity in their brains as soldiers exposed to combat.”

“The NHS is likely to be seen as less stigmatising than other organisations and so is in a unique position to help.”

“Violence can impact of every aspect of a child’s functioning. Depression, anxiety, guilt, fear, insecurity, sleeping and eating disorders, nightmares, shame, self-harm.
Difficulties with concentration, heightened aggression, violence is normalised, early sexualisation or drug activity, and antisocial behaviour.”

About domestic abuse during lockdown (2020)

  • 16 people were killed in the first 3 weeks of lockdown, the highest number in 11 years.
  • 49% rise in calls to National Domestic Abuse Helpline.
  • 35% increase in calls to Men’s Advice Lines.

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