the dark side of the family

  • Created by: loupardoe
  • Created on: 19-01-18 13:02


  • domestic violence
  • child abuse and neglect
  • forced marriage
  • FGM
  • social control/personality control

child abuse

  • NSPCC- 2000 report
  • approx 10% of children suffer serious abuse or neglect at home, with most committed by natural parents
  • 25,700 children in england are on the Child Protection Register
  • 29% registered for sexual or physical abuse
  • 39% registered for neglect
  • the youngest age groups, boys, low birth weight children and illegitimate children are all over represented
  • babies under a year old are most vulnerable
  • boys outnumber girls in most cases of abuse
  • only in sexual abuse cases are girls in the majority- 4 times more likely to be the victim

domestic violence

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will suffer some kind of domestic violence in their relationship
  • accounts for an estimated 30% of all violent crime
  • Stephanie Yearnshire (1997) found that on average a women is assualted 35 times before her first call to the police
  • every year in the UK around 120 people are murdered by current or former partners- around 90% of people murdered are women

forced marriage

  • some cultures still advocate arranged marriage with increased emphasis on love and consent
  • still evidence that some forced marriages…


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