Child to Parent Violence to be debated at the House of Commons

UK folk, and particularly those based in London, may be interested in a debate tabled for Wednesday 21st February in Westminster Hall, at the House of Commons.


From 4 – 4.30pm a debate on child to parent violence is listed, raised by Toby Perkins MP, member for Chesterfield.

Mark D’Arcy, reporting for the BBC, writes, “Labour MP Toby Perkins wants to point out that social work and other systems are configured to deal with violence by adults against children, rather than cases where the child attacks the parent. He has a number of cases from his constituency which illustrate the problem.”

Debates can be watched on Parliament TV, and a transcript will also be made available. Attendance at Westminster Hall debates is free of charge to the public, but places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Anyone wishing to attend should first read the information on the Parliament website.


Link to Toby Perkins, MP. piece for Politics Home prior to the debate.

Link to the Parliament TV clip of the debate.

Link to the Hansard transcription of the debate.

Link to Al Coates’ report on the debate.

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