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by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: research, reports and articles
Topic: Proposed register of domestic violence abusers
Replies: 0
Views: 2316

Proposed register of domestic violence abusers

Local news article calling for domestic violence perpetrators in Brent to be registered to help protect potential victims:

Call for domestic abusers to be registered
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Survivors’ voices
Topic: A survivor's story
Replies: 0
Views: 2205

A survivor's story

This is a mother's account of experiencing domestic violence and how this resulted in social workers becoming involved with her children to the extent that at one time she lost care of all her children. Emma's story provides a very honest account of what it is like as a mother to have to cope with b...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: research, reports and articles
Topic: Buttle Trust grants
Replies: 0
Views: 2021

Buttle Trust grants

A recent article in Family Law highlighted that domestic violence is increasingly driving referrals to the Buttle Trust for family grants. The Buttle Trust have seen a 35% increase in cases involving children under 5 who are affected by domestic violence. Their grant scheme offers grants of up to £2...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: research, reports and articles
Topic: Serious Case Review
Replies: 5
Views: 3069

Serious Case Review

You might be interested in this article in Community Care which discusses a Serious Case Review (SCR) by Luton Safeguarding Children Board into the death of a 13 month old boy. Luton SCR You can access the report Luton SCR Child J here. Some of the issues addressed in the SCR include: • Risks of pos...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: new developments
Topic: Doncaster and Newham DVA webinar
Replies: 0
Views: 2076

Doncaster and Newham DVA webinar

Presentation slides for the Spring Consortium Complex Safeguarding webinar are now available; they illustrate the whole family approaches taken by Doncaster Children's Services Trust and Newham: DVA webinar.
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: research, reports and articles
Topic: Allegations of domestic abuse in child contact cases
Replies: 0
Views: 1978

Allegations of domestic abuse in child contact cases

Cafcass and Women's Aid have produced new research on this important issue: allegations of domestic abuse in child contact cases . Key findings in this study of 216 applications to the family court about where/with whom the child should live/spend time with include: DA was alleged in almost two-thir...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: practice dilemmas
Topic: Contact after DV
Replies: 0
Views: 2156

Contact after DV

When the mum I am working with was living her violent partner children's services got involved, encouraged him to move out and mum to end the relationship. She did all that she was asked to do to keep her young children safe from their father. Since mum and dad separated she and her children have be...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: practice dilemmas
Topic: Adolescent to Parent Violence
Replies: 2
Views: 2184

Adolescent to Parent Violence

A 14 year old boy is controlling his family through his bullying, threatening behaviour and assaults on his mum. His younger siblings are scared of him and for their mum. The boy witnessed his father's extreme violence before he was sent to prison. What can we put in place to help keep everyone safe...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: practice dilemmas
Topic: "Failure to protect"
Replies: 1
Views: 2984

"Failure to protect"

Why do social workers sometimes describe mothers who are victims of domestic violence as failing to protect their children? This is sometimes the reason given when children are removed, in some cases permanently, from their mother's care. I feel that this shows a lack of understanding of the dynamic...
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Domestic violence and child welfare: practice dilemmas
Topic: Perpetrator presenting as a victim?
Replies: 0
Views: 2069

Perpetrator presenting as a victim?

Do perpetrators sometimes allege that they have been the victim of domestic violence when in fact they are abusing their partner? I think this might be happening in one of my cases where the dad has reported violence from the children's mother and is very critical of her parenting. She has not said ...