DOMESTIC abuse investigators are challenging colleagues to see incidents as children do to support vulnerable youngsters.

Leaflets produced by specially-trained Cleveland Police officers are available for families involved in domestic incidents to highlight how children can suffer and where they can get support.

Detective Inspector Jen Milsom of the Protecting Vulnerable People Unit said: “Our new leaflet is meant to be a gentle reminder to parents that advice and support is out there – even if they don’t want, or don’t feel able, to engage with police.

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"We need to look to the future and protecting children and young people – some of our most vulnerable residents – is our priority and we want to enable parents and carers to do just that.”