A LEGAL service giving separating/divorcing parents direct access to barristers says it’s seeing an increase in emotional abuse during the lockdown and is worried about the damage it’s causing children.
Children in the Middle says it wants to raise awareness of parental alienation to ensure it’s recognised, so youngsters at home under COVID-19 restrictions are less vulnerable to it.
Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, has announced that it is to extend its programme of online activity sessions, for disabled children, across the UK.
The 'LifeSkills' programme, open to disabled children and those with additional needs aged 8-18, will be delivered through online video calls, three times a week, and has been designed to encourage children and their families to participate in activities outside a school setting.
YoungMinds, the UK’s leading children and young people’s mental health charity, has published a guide sharing advice from parents to other parents on how to support themselves and the young people in their care during the coronavirus pandemic.
With growing concern for the safety of some children during the coronavirus crisis the NSPCC wants more people to know how to get advice and support and where to raise concerns about a child’s wellbeing.
The charity is launching a new TV and advertising campaign today (May 4) across the UK to promote its free and confidential helpline for adults.
The film, which will run on national television and across social media, depicts a helpline expert taking a call from someone concerned for the wellbeing of a neighbour’s child.
A WESTCOUNTRY legal practice says children are at risk of harm as cases of domestic abuse rise during the COVID-19 outbreak (May 2020).
UK domestic abuse charity, Refuge, reported a 700% increase in calls to its helpline during the crisis. Experts at Children in the Middle say there may need to be applications to the courts to manage risks to children.