Study finds ‘significant increase’ in child-to-parent violence in lockdown

Seventy per cent of parents who have experienced child and adolescent-to-parent violence saw an increase in violent episodes during lockdown, according to a report out this week from researchers in the Faculty of Law and at the University of Manchester.

The study, funded by Oxford’s COVID-19: Economic, Social, Cultural, & Environmental Impacts Urgent Response Fundrevealed that, for some respondents, being confined at home with the young person had created a ‘pressure cooker’ environment in an already volatile household.


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