Children like James just want to feel safe this Christmas. When James first came to Berry Street, his distress was obvious.
James had witnessed family violence at home, and had frequently seen his mum be physically abused by her partner. Whenever she tried to comfort James, the violence would only escalate. For children like James, Christmas can be especially distressing, as family violence incidents increase around this time of year.
This Christmas, a simple gift will mean more to James than many of us could ever imagine. Each gift is different, but they all have this in common – for a vulnerable child they’re a sign that someone cares.