abuse

The relational basis of empowerment

Publication that begins by considering the causes of the human tragedy of the abuse and oppression of people with disabilities - especially people with intellectual disabilities. It uses the Winterbourne View scandal as its starting point.

When someone cares

Video animation about what it is to care for someone and not abuse or exploit them. 

Out of sight: stopping the neglect and abuse of people with a learning disability

Report that tells the stories of James, Chrissy, Joe, Emmanuel and Victoria. Each section tells a part of their stories through the words of their families. It documents their experiences of not getting the right care locally, how they ended up in assessment and treatment units, what happened to them there and where they are now.

Silenced voices speak: strategies for protecting migrant women from violence and abuse

Research that analyses six months of calls to Rights of Women’s immigration and asylum law line, identifies and analyses the key barriers and issues for women seeking safety and protection in the UK.

Allegations of abuse against teachers and non-teaching staff: interim findings from a survey of local authority designated officers

Research brief that presents the interim findings of the research based on evidence from a census survey of LADOs in 2011. The survey collected data on allegations of abuse made against teachers, non-teaching staff in schools and further education (FE) teachers referred to LADOs in the period 1st April 2009 to 31st March 2010.

Questions explored the number and nature of allegations referred, investigative action taken, time taken to conduct investigations and outcomes.

What's going on to safeguard children and young people from sexual exploitation? How local partnerships respond to child sexual exploitation

Research project that has explored the extent and nature of the response of LSCBs to the 2009 government guidance on safeguarding children and young people from sexual exploitation .

Where the guidance is followed, there are examples of developing and innovative practice to protect and support young people and their families and to investigate and prosecute their abusers.

It finds that the delivery of that dual approach to child sexual exploitation is far from the norm.

Responding to children and young people's disclosures of abuse

Paper that discusses the topic of children and young people’s disclosures of abuse. It outlines what is known through research and practice about how, why, what and when children and young people are likely to disclose. It offers suggestions for parents, family members, friends, professionals or others to help respond to children and young people at the time of disclosure and in the longer term.

Women's Support Project

Website of a feminist voluntary organisation, recognised as a Scottish Charity. The project works to raise awareness of the extent, causes and effect of male violence against women, and for improved services for those affected by violence.

Maltreatment and allegations of maltreatment in foster care. A review of the evidence

Review conducted by the University of York, in partnership with The Fostering Network, and funded by The Nuffield Foundation. It draws together the research evidence that exists both on allegations of abuse and confirmed maltreatment and considers the implications of this rather limited body of evidence.