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Guides: Domestic violence

Last Updated: Monday April 18 2005 15:11 GMT

Why does it happen?

A family
No one knows why some people choose to hit or threaten the ones they love.

All we know is that it's happening a lot.

Around 2,000 children call Childline about it every year.

The fact that it's such a hidden problem makes it hard for anyone outside the family to stop it.

But there are simple ways for children to get help.



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