Domestic abuse policy

Children as Victims of Domestic Abuse

5.1 A child who sees, hears, or experiences the effects of, domestic abuse and is related to either the victim or perpetrator will be referenced as a victim of domestic abuse.

5.2 A child is a person under the age of 18 years and is related to a person if they are their parent or a person has parental responsibility for the child as stated in the Children Act 1987  or the child and person are relatives as stated in the Family Law Act 1996.