Child First: Safe child contact saves lives

Media coverage and support for the Child First campaign.

The Women’s Aid Child First campaign launched on Wednesday 20th January 2016.

Below is a collection of press releases, interviews, blogs, features, articles and tweets from the campaign launch.

If you are a journalist and would like more information about the campaign or to arrange interviews with Child First spokespeople or case studies, please contact the Women’s Aid Press Office.



Victoria Derbyshire

Claire Throssell speaking on Victoria Derbyshire for Child First campaign

Woman's Hour

Women's Hour Child First Interview

BBC Radio 5 Live

Claire Throssell Interview on 5 Live


Closer: What makes a father kill his family?

By Michelle Rawling – February 2016

Barnsley Chronicle: Claire fronts ‘Child First’ for her boys

By Lynsey Bradford – 29th January 2016

The Telegraph Letters

21st January 2016

Child First Telegraph letter

Survivor Claire Throssell with her two sonsMumsnet: “Children are at terrible risk if the family courts don’t put their safety first”

20th January 2016

Guest post from survivor Claire Throssell (Trigger warning: upsetting content)

Claire Throssell’s sons were murdered by their father, a known domestic abuser. In this moving post, she makes a plea for the Family Courts to put children’s safety before the wishes of abusive parents.

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Stowe Family Law LLP: Charity highlights domestic abuse ‘failings’

20th January 2016


Leek Post & Times: Women’s Aid launches Nineteen Child Homicides report and Child First campaign ­

 20th January 2016


Further information & support

If you have any concerns about your safety, or that of anyone you know, please contact the police on 999 in an emergency or call the National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership with Refuge): 0808 2000 247

Learn more about the Child First campaign

Contact our press office

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