The NSPCC's calling on the Government to change the law to protect more than 30,000 children who live in violent households in our region.
It's after the Department of Education's latest figures revealed nearly a quarter of a million kids in England are growing up witnessing domestic abuse.
The charity wants them to be recognised as victims so they can access the right level of support and protection.
Almudena Lara, Head of Policy at the NSPCC, said:
"It is quite astonishing that the government is dragging its feet when deciding whether to recognise young people as victims when almost a quarter of a million children that we know of are living with domestic abuse in England alone.
"As well as the day-to-day distress that living with domestic abuse creates, it can cause long-term problems into adulthood that can only be addressed through targeted services that understand the complex trauma children living with domestic abuse experience.
“For this to be done effectively we need government to open their eyes to the harm domestic abuse has on children and give them victim status in the upcoming White Paper to ensure they receive the services they need.”