The COVID‐19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Children in Domestic Violence Refuges

Carolina Øverlien - Child Abuse Review


Key Practitioner Messages

  • The COVID‐19 pandemic has resulted in negative consequences for children exposed to violence and abuse.
  • Domestic violence refuge staff were greatly concerned about children both living outside and inside refuges.
  • Domestic violence refuges have played a pivotal role during the COVID‐19 pandemic and should receive wider acknowledgement and greater support for their work.