domestic violence

Domestic violence

This document talk about domestic violence and how it affects children. Domestic violence can happen in any family and in all kinds of homes. In half of the cases of violence between adults, children get hurt too. Even when children do not see the violence happening, they often hear it. Children are often in the same or next room when the violence is going on. This can be extremely distressing and disturbing for them.

The smiths: domestic abuse and disability

There are two versions of this case study. One includes the issue of the mother's visual impairment; the other a school nurse.

In both cases the worker is concerned about the mother's bruises and the response of the children to dad.

Practical guidance on consulting, conducting research and working in participative ways with children and young people experiencing domestic abuse

Guidance note produced to accompany the Scottish Government's National Domestic Abuse Delivery Plan for Children and Young People (the Delivery Plan) published in June 2008. The note contains some of the learning from the work which went into developing the Delivery Plan and is intended for use by those charged with implementing the Plan to enable them to effectively involve children and young people in the Plan's implementation.

National domestic violence delivery plan: annual progress report 2008-09

The Home Office presents an annual report about domestic violence, where statistics show that a big number of the victims have been victimised three or more times.

However a raising awareness about this type of violence within a range of practitioners and the increase of appropriate training and tools are becoming the keys to an early identification and intervention.

Stolen futures: trafficking for forced child marriage in the UK

ECPAT UK (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes) has found that children are being trafficked out of and into the United Kingdom for forced marriage. in the UK forced marriage is recognised as a human rights abuse and a form of domestic violence. If a child is forced into marriage then it can be considered child abuse.

Looking beyond risk. Parental substance misuse: scoping policy

Parental substance misuse can result in a considerable number of negative effects on the family. However, it is incredibly hard to calculate how many children and other family members might be affected. There is also growing evidence that some children appear to be more resilient than others to the negative impact of parental substance misuse. There is a need to investigate how these general statements relate to parental substance misuse across Scotland, a topic that has been given priority status by the Scottish Executive, and other key organisations.

The support needs of children and young people who have to move home because of domestic abuse : research report

Report of a study which explored the experiences of children and young people compelled to leave homes where domestic abuse has occurred and move to alternative housing. It records their views of the services and support they received and what other services they would have liked.