Fergus Finlay, Director of Barnardos supports the 16 Days Campaign

“In Barnardos we work with children and families who have had to cope with domestic abuse, and we know the terrible scars it can leave, scars that can last long after the bruises and the broken bones have healed. We try above all to help children understand that domestic abuse is not something they have caused, that it’s not their fault.

It’s not their responsibility to make it stop. That responsibility belongs to all of us, and one way we can all help is by talking more openly about it. People who abuse their partners always want to do so in secrecy. The more we talk about it, the harder it is for abusers to hide behind closed doors.”

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3 responses to “Fergus Finlay, Director of Barnardos supports the 16 Days Campaign

  1. Tina a

    DV does effect children their short and precious childhood and carries on into adulthood. So lets break the myth that the children don’t hear, see, know or are affected.

  2. Tina a

    Lets explore and explode the myth that the children don’t know, didn’t hear, are not effected. They do and they are and it follows them into their own relationships and adulthood.

    • ireland16days

      Children are effected by domestic violence when it takes place within their own family. Fortunately though, they don’t necessarily perpetuate the same behaviours when they grow up. See this excellent information from Women’s Aid UK and some of our own information here.

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