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Domestic Violence: Victim Support Schemes

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) financial and (b) practical assistance his Department gives to groups providing support to families affected by instances of violence towards a parent by a child. (126675)

I have been asked to reply.

The Department, via the children, young people and families, strengthening families and family support grant programmes is supporting 207 3rd sector projects with over £20 million. These projects enable an increase in family and relationship support. The projects provide a range of information, advice and guidance which may include support for parents, carers and families experiencing different levels and types of family and relationship difficulties. This support might include, but is not specifically aimed at, families in which there may be instances of violence towards parents by children.