Help needed to flee domestic violence

Social services should be doing more to help children fleeing
domestic violence in rural areas, according to a new report by the
Countryside Agency and children’s charity Save the Children.

The report, which claims young people are unaware of the range of
support available to them, calls on social services departments to
promote themselves more in the media to “dispel existing
preconceptions and foster a more positive accessible image”.

Social services should also develop protocols for sharing
information with other agencies in contact with children.

– Children and Domestic Violence
in Rural Areas

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