Domestic and family violence is about to rise sharply
Christmas is one of the most dangerous times of the year for children living in violent homes.
Which means the rates of harm are about to skyrocket.
1 in 4 Australian children are exposed to domestic and family violence1
Family violence increases by 20% at Christmas time2
Everyday, there are over 1,400 reports of child abuse and neglect3
1. Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse2011, The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children: A Literature Review. 2. NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research - Domestic Violence statistics for NSW. 3. AIHW Child Protection 2020-21. *Models used and names changed to protect privacy.