Ofsted criticises lack of action to prevent domestic abuse

Not enough is being done to prevent domestic abuse and address the impact it has on children, Ofsted has warned. A report on the way agencies respond to children living with domestic abuse found that social workers, the police, health professionals and other agencies such as youth offending teams and probation services are often doing a good job to protect victims. But the watchdog said “far too little” is being done to prevent domestic abuse in the first place, and to repair the damage it causes afterwards. According to the Office for National Statistics, seven women every month are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales and 130,000 children live in homes where there is “high risk” domestic abuse. Read more.

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