Domestic abuse bill ‘missed chance’ to protect children, warns NSPCC

New laws to tackle domestic abuse do not go far enough to protect children, a charity has warned. The NSPCC says the draft Domestic Abuse Bill, published today, has missed an opportunity to recognise all children as victims in law.
If it were to include under-16s in its statutory definition, children would be better protected, claimed NSPCC head of policy Almudena Lara. “By failing to officially recognise children as victims in law, the government is missing a crucial chance to give young people an extra layer of protection,” said Lara. Read more.