Children (Parental Access)
Education and Skills
Sally Keeble (Northampton North, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent estimate she has made of the number of children who have suffered non-accidental injuries during unsupervised access with their absent parent.
Maria Eagle (Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Children and Families), Department for Education and Skills; Liverpool, Garston, Labour)
We do not hold data on the number of children who are harmed during unsupervised contact with their non-resident parent, whether court ordered or otherwise. However, we take the issues of child protection and domestic violence extremely seriously and have taken a number of steps to ensure the safety of children involved in contact disputes.