Family Lives responds to Brighton Argus re Child-on-Parent Violence

"When families are experiencing violence in their home from children, it is critical that support is available. There must be an emphasis on providing the kind of support families need when problems emerge, rather than waiting until families are at breaking point."

Over a two year period, of the 83,469 calls made to Family Lives' free 24/7 Helpline, 27% of callers were seeking advice regarding their children’s behaviour with parents frequently reporting feelings of desperation, helplessness and shame. 

Family Lives supports families who have nowhere else to turn. Parents and family members can call our free 24-hour confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222 or visit www.familylives.org.uk"

Jeremy Todd
Family Lives Chief Executive