Abuse/Violence in the home - Impact on Children and Young People

Teachers and other EIS members working in educational establishments must follow the guidelines of their authorities to protect children who are subject to direct abuse/violence or emotional or sexual abuse.

Local Authority on Child Protection will be readily available in all establishments.

EIS members may well be the first port of call for a young person in an abusive situation. Teaching staff have faced irate parents, partners, carers and relatives turning up at school to take a child away.

They have faced distressed children who have been moved from abusive situations and are acting out their distress in a variety of ways, sometimes passively and sometimes aggressively. Children and young people in such circumstances are very vulnerable and require support.

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