Calls to the NSPCC about children witnessing the most serious forms of domestic abuse have jumped 25% in a year, the charity has warned.
The number of reports that were referred to the police or local authorities rose to 6,642 in 2018/19 – up from 5,322 the year before.
The children involved were at “huge risk of harm”, the NSPCC said.
It is calling for the government to include more protections for children in the Domestic Abuse Bill. More here
The Home Office said children would benefit from “a number of measures” in the bill, which is currently making its way through Parliament.