Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

High Number Of Pupils Suspended From Dorset Schools

news_children_scared.jpg

8:55am 31st May 2012

A leading charity wants teachers in Dorset to look out for children who could be experiencing domestic violence.

New figures released by the NSPCC suggest youngsters who witness violence at home growing up are more likely to behave badly at School.

Compared to other Schools in the South West, the number of permanent exclusions in Dorset is low with 10 last year. But pupils being suspended one or more times is high at 1,190.

Research by the child protection charity shows that children who've witnessed violence between their parents or other family members are:

-  three times as likely to take drugs, steal, spray graffiti or bully others than their peers;
-  twice as likely to get drunk, smoke or get into fights than their peers
-  five times more likely to run away from home as their peers; and
-  four times as likely to carry a weapon, such as a knife, or hurt someone badly than their peers.

Simply witnessing violence can cause trauma and distress to children that is so severe it can have a massive impact on their well-being and ultimately their behaviour.


Head of the NSPCC South West Sharon Copsey says domestic violence can really affect youngsters.

 

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox


Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious
brewery square clock

brewery square clock

The Wessex Word

See the latest wrong guesses and win cash!

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Book Your Table

For sales in January and March

Free Fuel Friday

Find out how to get your car sticker

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Book our Disco

Have DJ Owen at your party or celebration!

Meeting Room Hire

Come to Wessex FM for your meeting or conference

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.