Breaking Down the Barriers: Findings of the National Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage
Breaking Down The Barriers warns of devastating consequences for women and their families because they are not able to get the support they need. Time and again the signs of abuse are not picked up by professionals. Too often women are bounced around or even turned away from services. Mothers are particularly let down, with the fear of losing their children preventing them from accessing help.
This important report gives an insight into the lives of parents living with violence and abuse from their children, their attempts to cope, and their experiences of services they've turned to for help.