Book launched in Hull to help children through the stress of burglary

Pictured: Diana Batchelor

The author Diana Batchelor was reading parts of the book to school children today.

Children in Hull are being helped through the trauma and stress of being burgled, through a new book.

The author Diana Batchelor was reading parts of the book to school children from the city this morning.

She says "I was supporting a young child, whose family had been burgled, the boy was having nightmares. The parents asked me if there was a book that could reassure him, and make him feel safe at home.

She added: "I spent a long time looking for one, and there wasn't."

The book is part of a pack being handed to those who have experienced being burgled.

Laura Finnie, from Victim Support, says "it's really important that we get the word out there, and people realise the impact that burglary can have on children."

 

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