Sinn Féin MLA Nicola Brogan has said the new domestic abuse legislation passed in the Assembly will further protect children.
The party’s spokesperson for children and young people said:
“Tougher sentencing for those convicted of domestic abuse where children are involved provides additional protection.
“Witnessing domestic violence and abuse or worse, becoming a target, is particularly traumatic for children and young people.
“It is right that courts have the opportunity to recognise that and sentence accordingly.”