There is increasing research and clinical evidence which suggests that there are sometimes inter-relationships, commonly referred to as 'links', between the abuse of children, vulnerable adults and animals. A better understanding of these links can help to protect victims, both human and animal, and promote their welfare.
The Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 takes forward the proposals for legislative change incorporated in the final report of the Homelessness Task Force. The Act amends existing homelessness legislation, contained in the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 and the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001. It also makes changes to repossession proceedings for houses let on assured tenancies, as currently set out in the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988.
This review of the available research will address the definition and extent of parental problem drinking; its impact across important dimensions of children’s lives; the impact on children as they become adults; and some messages for practice, including a suggested service specification. The research focus is mainly on UK studies published in the last two decades, supplemented by research from other countries, especially the USA, Australia and Europe.
Document setting out the UK Government's approach to tackling violence against women and girls. It is an approach which moves beyond just the criminal justice system and includes roles for all relevant public sector organisations such as central government departments, local government and the voluntary sector.
The aim of this multimedia learning object is to familiarise students with the framework, key principles and statutes surrounding social work intervention with families and adult offenders.
Report presenting the findings of a study which explored young people's experiences of physical, emotional and sexual forms of violence in their partner relationships, including their coping mechanisms and opinions on intervention. For the purposes of the study 'partner' was defined as any young person with whom they had been intimate.
A compact and user-friendly booklet for children aged seven to twelve. It talks in straightforward language about what domestic violence is, how it can make children feel, and how and where they can get help.
The booklet explains that domestic violence is not their fault, and that there are people who will listen and understand.
Paper detailing what is known about the role of alcohol in deciding the extent and impact of intimate partner violence, identifying factors which increase the risk of becoming a victim or perpetrator and discussing the role of public health in prevention.
Report setting out the results and recommendations arising from the 'Kidspeak' project where online messageboards were created for children and young people to safely make known their views and experiences of domestic and child abuse.
Report of a study which aimed to examine in depth young people's experiences of partner violence and the best ways to respond to this problem. The study used a broad definition of violence which encompassed emotional, verbal, physical and sexual forms of violence. These were studied both in isolation and as they co-exist within young people's relationships.