Children at Risk

Written by Sam Carroll

July 30, 2018

Statistics recently released from the Children’s Commissioner for England reveals that over 2 million children in England are growing up in families where there are serious risks.  This includes:

890,000 children with parents suffering serious mental health problems.

825,000 children living in homes with domestic violence.

470,000 children whose parents use substances problematically.

100,000 children who were living in a family with a toxic trio (mental health problems, domestic violence and alcohol and/or substance abuse).

470,000 children living in material deprivation.

170,000 children who care for their parents or siblings.

At Townsend we can assist victims of domestic abuse to obtain an injunction to stop a perpetrator from contacting, harassing, pestering, intimidating a victim or even prohibiting them from returning to the family home.  We are also able to advise in respect of obtaining “live with” Orders to regulate the time a parent spends with a child. Orders are also available to prevent a parent from taking a child without consent.


Townsend Family Law are able to provide services tailored to your budget. Should you require assistance please telephone us on 01992 892214.

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