Domestic abuse: Families’ Voices
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In this section, parents and wider family members affected by domestic abuse describe their experiences
“I’m so proud of you… You worried no one would believe you, but I promised I was with you every step of the way”. Written by a member of FRG’s kinship carers’ panel this gives an account of how a mother saw her daughter change and withdraw as a result of an abusive relationship.
This poem was written by Angela to reflect her experiences of being in an abusive relationship and moving on from it.
Lorna speaks about the challenge of a daughter in an abusive relationship and becoming the primary carer to her grandchildren as a result.
Angela is a member of FRG’s parents’ panel, one of our expert panels made up of family members with lived experience of the child welfare and family justice system. Her two eldest children were adopted 15 years ago as a result of domestic abuse in the home. She is now married with an 8 year old daughter who has had no local authority involvement.
A member of our kinship care panel talks about the difficulties of helping a loved one in an abusive relationship and how there are “no easy answers”.