Children can witness domestic violence in many ways.Hannah Child Protection Idea

They may get caught in the middle of an incident, possibly trying to stop it.

They may be sitting on the stairs or in another room and hear the abuse.

They may see their mother’s injuries following an incident.

They may be forced to take part in abusing the victim.

They may be forced to watch as sexual abuse takes place.

They may be forced to take part in sexual abuse.

A small number of children have told us what they remember about living with abuse.  More

A child’s response to witnessing domestic violence may vary according to age, race, sex and stage of development.  More