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The NSPCC has seen a significant increase in calls made concerning children and young people living with domestic abuse from a range of people including children themselves and neighbours.

  • Our helpline is receiving an average of over 30 contacts a day from adults worried about children living with domestic abuse.
  • Compared to pre-lockdown figures, the monthly average number of contacts between April and December 2020 was 53% higher than the pre-lockdown average. 8,371 contacts were made during this time, peaking at 1,053 contacts in November alone.

The NSPCC are calling on the government to increase funding for community-based services for children run by local agencies.

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