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Parents: Intimidation

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what support is available for families in which there are instances of violence towards parents by children; (126673)

(2) what discussions he has had with (a) ministerial colleagues and (b) family support groups about the needs of families that experience instances of violence towards parents by children.

The Department, via the Children, Young People and Families, Strengthening Families and Family Support grant programmes, supports 207 third sector projects that enable an increase in family and relationship support. These 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.

No discussions have been held with ministers or parent support groups on this specific issue.