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by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Survivors’ voices
Topic: Things to remember
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Things to remember

A mother who survived domestic violence recommended that social workers should remember these things when working with families affected by domestic violence: • Keep in mind that the family has already been hurt in some way so try not to add to their trauma, intervene in the most helpful and least h...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: research, reports and articles
Topic: Serious Case Review
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Wolverhampton SCR Child G

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board has recently published the review into the death of Child G, who was 2 years and 9 months old when he died. His mother’s partner has been convicted of his murder and his mother of allowing the death of a child. Some of the learning from the review relates to...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: new developments
Topic: NEW DWP guidance on help available for victims of domestic violence and abuse
Replies: 0
Views: 78

NEW DWP guidance on help available for victims of domestic violence and abuse

This recently published guidance on the help available from the DWP provides a really useful summary of the welfare support available for victims of domestic violence and abuse.
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: new developments
Topic: Welcome news : changes to legal aid rules from January 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Welcome news : changes to legal aid rules from January 2018

Now in effect – since 8 January 2018 - changes to legal aid for victims of domestic violence. The revised regulations are now in force. This means that: • There is no longer any time limit on abuse evidence. • A wider range of evidence will now be accepted e.g. from housing support officers and dome...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Notices
Topic: Christmas/New Year period
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Christmas/New Year period

Hello everyone. This is just to inform you that this Domestic Violence Practitioners and Social Workers Discussion Board will not be moderated or posts responded to over the Christmas/New Year period until Wednesday, 3rd January 2018. FRG's availability: The office, advice line and digital advice se...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: new developments
Topic: Welcome news : changes to legal aid rules from January 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Welcome news : changes to legal aid rules from January 2018

Welcome News - changes to legal aid rules for victims of domestic violence or those at risk of domestic violence. The Ministry of Justice has confirmed in their press release dated 5th December 2017: more legal aid support for victims of domestic violence that: From January 2018 • There will be no t...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: research, reports and articles
Topic: Domestic abuse statistics England and Wales 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Domestic abuse statistics England and Wales 2017

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has recently published their annual report on domestic abuse in England and Wales which pulls together a range of data from the police, government agencies, victims and domestic violence and victim support services. You can find the report and an explanation ...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: practice dilemmas
Topic: Adolescent to Parent Violence
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: Adolescent to Parent Violence

Below are some links to resources and programmes that address Adolescent to Parent Violence: The Home Office produced guidance on this subject in 2015. This sets out how children’s services and other agencies should respond and makes it clear that it is a whole family issue. The document also provid...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: research, reports and articles
Topic: Serious Case Review
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Cafcass Learning from SCR submissions

Cafcass Learning from SCR submissions Cafcass recently published new research based on learning from 97 SCRS undertaken between 2009 –2016 to which they had contributed. You can read a summary of their findings learning from 97 SCRS here and the full report Cafcass – learning from SCR submissions he...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: new developments
Topic: NEW: AVA Care leavers project
Replies: 0
Views: 123

NEW: AVA Care leavers project

AVA (Against Violence and Abuse) announces a new project: Launch of the care leavers project AVA has received funding from the Pilgrim Trust to set up a project to improve responses to young women in care/recent care leavers who have experienced domestic abuse, teenage relationship abuse or sexual e...

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