Domestic Abuse: Parents and Young People

Home Office written question – answered on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of Peter Aldous Peter Aldous Conservative, Waveney

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment Government has made of whether there has been an increase in adolescent to parent violence and abuse during the lockdown due to covid-19; and what support her Department has made available to families experiencing such violence and abuse.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

We are working closely with domestic abuse organisations, the Domestic Abuse Commissioner and police to monitor the impact of covid-19 on incidents of all forms of domestic abuse.

The Government has provided a £76 million package of support to ensure the most vulnerable in society including victims of domestic and sexual abuse, vulnerable children and victims of modern slavery get the support they need during the pandemic. This is in addition to £2m of funding announced by the Home Secretary to bolster support for helplines and web based services.

An awareness campaign has been launched to signpost victims of domestic abuse to appropriate support.

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