Children never just witness domestic abuse

Episode 33,   Sep 28, 2020, 08:04 AM

Abuse can happen in any relationship, and both males and females can be abused or be abusers. It’s important to recognise that children are never just witnesses to domestic abuse but they also experience it.

For the last ten years, the NSPCC has been running a service called Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART) which is ten-week group work programme to help children and families overcome the adverse effects of domestic abuse.

To mark DART’s ten-year anniversary, we invited some of the team involved in delivering the service, including one of our scale-up partners, My Sister’s House Women’s Centre, to talk about the impact it’s had on children and families they’ve worked with.

This episode features Claire Burns, an Implementation Manager at the NSPCC, Mel Hughson, a Children’s Services Practitioner at the NSPCC and Natalie Everson, a DART Programme Co-ordinator from My Sister’s House Women’s Centre.

View the podcast transcript on the NSPCC Learning website.