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by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: research, reports and articles
Topic: Domestic Violence, Social Work and Trust
Replies: 0
Views: 2171

Domestic Violence, Social Work and Trust

Rachel Robbins, Kate Cook; ‘Don’t Even Get Us Started on Social Workers’: Domestic Violence, Social Work and Trust—An Anecdote from Research, The British Journal of Social Work bcx125 https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcx125 This is a must read article for all social workers! It provides good insight int...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: new developments
Topic: Domestic Abuse Bill : Consultation
Replies: 1
Views: 2123

Domestic Abuse Bill : Consultation

The Home Office and Ministry of Justice consultation on the Domestic Abuse Bill is now open – until 31st May 2018. You can access it here: Transforming the response to Domestic Abuse: Government consultation . Proposals include: • A new definition of economic abuse • Introduction of new Domestic Abu...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: research, reports and articles
Topic: Serious Case Review
Replies: 5
Views: 3069

Portsmouth SCB Child E

This is a very tragic case involving the death of an 18 day old baby boy, Child E, in 2014. The cause of the baby’s death was found to be “head injury”. His mother was convicted of murder and grevious bodily harm and his father tried and acquitted of causing or allowing the death of a child. You can...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: research, reports and articles
Topic: Half of children in need have experienced domestic violence
Replies: 0
Views: 2066

Half of children in need have experienced domestic violence

The Local Government Association (LGA) reports that half of all children assessed to be in need of extra help and support have experienced or witnessed domestic violence . The LGA, which represents 370 councils in England and Wales, states that councils need resources to cope with the challenges of ...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: new developments
Topic: NEW: Sentencing guidelines - Overarching Principles: Domestic Abuse
Replies: 0
Views: 2075

NEW: Sentencing guidelines - Overarching Principles: Domestic Abuse

New guidelines on domestic abuse sentencing were published on 22 February 2018. The Sentencing Council's new guidelines: Overarching Principles: Domestic Abuse will come into effect from 24 May 2018. You can find their press release here. Aggravating factors which the guidelines note can be particul...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: new developments
Topic: Welcome news : changes to legal aid rules from January 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1974

Domestic Violence gateway evidence

Rights of Women have produced this really helpful briefing on the changes in place since 8 January 2018.
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Survivors’ voices
Topic: Things to remember
Replies: 0
Views: 3183

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: 5
Views: 3069

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: 2040

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: 2
Views: 1974

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...