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Chronic child abuse and domestic violence: children and families with long‐term and complex needs

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dc.contributor.author Devaney, John
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-29T16:17:43Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-29T16:17:43Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Devaney, John. (2008). Chronic child abuse and domestic violence: children and families with long‐term and complex needs. Child & Family Social Work, 13(4), 443-453. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://womensaidorkney.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Chronic-Child-Abuse-Domestic-Violence.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/4013
dc.description.abstract It is estimated that up to one million children may have been exposed to domestic violence in the UK, with significant consequences for their social and emotional development in childhood and later life. At a time when the central and devolved administrations in the UK have developed strategies to tackle domestic violence, this paper reports the findings from a study conducted on children in the child protection system with long‐term and complex needs as a result of experiencing domestic violence. The research identifies the characteristics of the children and their families and tracks their careers through the child protection system. The findings indicate that professionals have an awareness of domestic violence, and that younger children with younger parents are most likely to experience prolonged periods in the child protection system. Domestic violence in this context typically co‐exists in families experiencing other difficulties such as substance misuse and socio‐economic deprivation. In conclusion, the paper argues that Government policy and professional practice should primarily be concerned with assessing the risk that men present, rather than the risk that children are at. By reframing professional interventions, men are more likely to be challenged to accept responsibility for their behaviour and the consequences for their families. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Child & Family Social Work en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject child witness en_US
dc.subject Intimate partner violence en_US
dc.subject family violence en_US
dc.subject psychological effects en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.title Chronic child abuse and domestic violence: children and families with long‐term and complex needs en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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