Cheshire family law solicitors may well be interested to read a new report from school management support company The Key indicating that domestic violence, drugs, bullying and mental health issues are a growing concern in schools.

Chief executive of the organisation Fergal Roche noted that the concern that teachers have regarding these issues should be a wake-up call for the rest of society and they have “implications that reach beyond the school gates and can seriously impact on the future prospects of those affected”.

It was seen that 67 per cent of headteachers were worried about the mental health of their pupils, with 70 per cent of primary school heads mainly concerned with domestic violence. Cyber-bullying was more concerning for secondary school headteachers, meanwhile.

Obesity, bullying, sexting and drugs were also at the forefront of headteachers’ minds, although people trafficking and forced marriage were less worrying for those questioned during the survey.

If you feel as though you’re in a relationship that isn’t working because you’re with an abusive or violent partner, it’s essential that you seek help and don’t suffer in silence – especially if there are children living in the house with you.

You need to know that there is someone out there that you can trust and we here at Quality Solicitors Belshaws can lend you the support you need. Our team of legal experts can offer you practical advice and help you understand the options available to you. If necessary, we can obtain the court orders you need to help protect you and your family from your partner.