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Calls to NSPCC about children living in violent homes rise by over 50 per cent

The NSPCC has reported that average monthly contacts to its helpline about children and domestic violence have soared since the first lockdown began. The charity is calling upon the government to fund essential recovery services to tackle the problem.

The NSPCC helpline is receiving an average of over 30 contacts a day from adults worried about children living with domestic abuse.

Compared to pre-lockdown figures, the monthly average number of contacts between April and December 2020 was 53 per cent higher than the pre-lockdown average. 8,371 contacts were made during that period, peaking at 1,053 contacts in November alone.

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