Abused women losing kids to child protection due to lack of safe housing

New research focusing on women in NSW and the NT uncovers scary stories of women forced to remain in abusive relationships due to a lack of housing, with women losing their children to care because they could not provide a safe environment.

Key points:

  • A lack of housing is sending children of women in abusive relationships into care because they have nowhere safe to take them
  • Indigenous women are 34 times more likely to be hospitalised for domestic violence than their non-Indigenous counterparts
  • One survivor wants authorities to have more power to make perpetrators leave the family home, rather than mothers with children

Source: Abused women losing kids to child protection due to lack of safe housing – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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