Children living with 'toxic trio' issues more likely to be victims of crime

Neil Puffett
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Children living in homes with an adult experiencing one or more of the "toxic trio" of mental illness, domestic abuse or substance misuse, are more likely to be victims of crime, research has found.

Children who witness domestic abuse, mental illness and substance abuse are likely to have more negative experiences, the ONS says. Picture: Adobe Stock
Children who witness domestic abuse, mental illness and substance abuse are likely to have more negative experiences, the ONS says. Picture: Adobe Stock

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