An interesting piece of research from the Family Justice Observatory, Authors: Jordan Rehill and Carey Oppenheim.
Here is a short extract:
“Abuse and neglect in the earliest years of a child’s life have been shown to have severe detrimental impacts on a child’s immediate well-being and development, as well as their life chances and outcomes well into adulthood. It is estimated that over half a million children under five (around 17%) in England are living in a household with domestic abuse, parental mental health problems, or parental drug or alcohol abuse.”
For the full report, please visit Protecting young children at risk of abuse and neglect | Nuffield Foundation.