Domestic Abuse Policy (2021)
What does this mean for schools?
Schools can provide a safe retreat from problems at home but some children and young people will avoid coming to school to stay home to protect their parent or siblings.
Working Together to Safeguard Children states. Professionals should ask direct questions about domestic violence and be alert to the signs that a child or mother may be experiencing domestic violence.
Professionals should ask young people direct questions about whether they are experiencing intimate partner violence.