New Film Explores the Effects of Domestic Abuse on Children

Published: | Domestic Abuse

An educational film for school children that addresses the impact of domestic abuse on children, was launched in June to teachers, pupils and the Minister for Early Years and Childcare, Maree Todd MSP.

The film ‘Keeping Mum’, which stars Mark Cox and Jane McCarry, better known for their roles as Tam and Isa in the hit comedy Still Game, was developed by Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership’s Health Improvement Team, Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership, Community Safety Glasgow and Baldy BaneTheatre Company.  

The film ‘Keeping Mum’ consists of three children’s experiences of domestic abuse and how it affects their daily lives.  There is also a teacher pack and workshops that give children the opportunity to explore some of the issues raised in the film and offers them the chance to talk about domestic abuse with other class mates and their teachers.

Barbara Adzajlic, Health Improvement Senior, North East Locality said: “Domestic abuse is a huge public health issue that affects many children and young people across Scotland.  I am delighted that this film has arrived.  This follows years of work developing a really strong programme for primary schools to deal with a difficult but very important subject.”

You can view the film.