31 March 2020 – Asked public to help prevent domestic violence and abuse towards children

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Policing and justice
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Dutch Government, through Youth Care and Family Guardianship Caribbean Netherlands (JGCN), has asked the public to keep an eye out for vulnerable children and families in their area, and seek help if necessary.

Since safe spaces such as schools, childcare and sports facilities have closed due to COVID-19, extra stress have been placed on families which can result in an increase in domestic violence and abuse.
Full details here: https://www.rijksdienstcn.com/covid-19/nieuws/2020/maart/31/maatregelen-coronacrisis-raken-kwetsbare-kinderen-extra-hard