Report from the Children’s commissioner’s office

Report from the Children’s commissioner’s office

A new report has been published by the Children's commissioner on the prevalence of the 'toxic trio'.

Toxic Trio

The report provides new estimates of the prevalence, at a child level, of the adult-level vulnerabilities that together constitute the so-called ‘toxic trio’.

  1. Domestic violence and abuse (DV&A) within the household
  2. Parental substance misuse (alcohol or drugs)
  3. Parental mental health issues

The children's commissioner found that 100,000 children in England (0.9% of all children in England) are in a household where a randomly-selected adult faces all three ‘toxic trio’ issues to a severe extent, while 420,000 children (3.6% of all children in England) are in a household where a randomly-selected adult faces all three ‘toxic trio’ issues to a moderate/severe extent.

Read the report

Updates to EduCare's courses

EduCare's Child Protection training courses have been updated to refer to Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) 2018 and also include guidance on the Toxic Trio.

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