Put children at centre of government’s bid to tackle domestic abuse, urges Barnardo’s

The government is failing to see the full picture of the effects of domestic abuse on children, including its significant impact on children’s mental health, Barnardo’s has warned. In its response to the consultation on the Domestic Abuse and Violence Bill, the leading children’s charity says children affected by domestic violence and abuse need specialist services to help them deal with trauma and have the chance to lead healthy and happy lives. Research by Barnardo’s, which runs 14 specialist domestic abuse services, shows that children in families where there is…

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Nation’s favourite authors reveal the books that changed their lives

Dolly Alderton, Tracy Chevalier, Philippa Gregory, Paula Hawkins, Nick Hornby, David Nicholls, and Tara Westover are some of the nation’s best-selling authors who today reveal the books that changed their lives. All are donating books to Oxfam to boost sales in Oxfam shops and raise money for the charity’s life-changing work fighting poverty to beat it, for good. They are joined by more of the biggest names in the book world including Margaret Atwood, Germaine Greer, Mark Haddon, Victoria Hislop, DJ Greg James, Judith Kerr, Marina Lewycka, Jojo Moyes, Lisa…

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