An exploration of the link between domestic violence on women and child welfare concerns during contact with violent fathers

Alliu, Debbie (2010) An exploration of the link between domestic violence on women and child welfare concerns during contact with violent fathers. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation explored the link between domestic violence on mothers and child welfare concerns during contact with their violent fathers, the effects domestic violence has on children has been touched upon within this dissertation. Domestic violence is prevalent in all societies and diverse social groups and this dissertation will focus on what contemporary interventions are available in order to ensure child safety during contact. The writing is in the form of a literature review mainly focused on worked carried out from the 1960s until today. Information has been drawn from published books, journals and credible Web sites. Real life case studies obtained from television documentaries have also been used within this dissertation. An up to date definition of domestic violence given by the government will be included within this dissertation followed by an introduction of the methodology used. Brief outlines of current legislative frameworks are also included. The main findings are the lack of professional research, application to practice and the limited amount of knowledge practitioners who work with children have around post-separation violence. Recommendations include the use of no contact orders, regular training and consultancy for all professionals responsible for the welfare of children and effective multi-agency working.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/796

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