Domestic Violence and Protecting Children

Domestic Violence and Protecting Children

New Thinking and Approaches

Cathy Humphreys, Nicky Stanley, Joanne Westwood, Nicola Farrelly, Lorraine Radford


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In this volume, the authors present an overview of the innovative work taking place in relation to domestic violence and child protection.

This book looks at new prevention initiatives and how interventions for children exposed to domestic violence have been developed. It shows how services for abusive fathers have evolved and provides discussion and critique of a number of new initiatives in the field of interagency risk assessment. With international perspectives and examples drawn from social care, health care and voluntary sectors, this book brings together established ideas with recent thinking to provide an authoritative summary of current domestic violence and child protection practice.

As a valuable source of guidance on how to work safely with children living with domestic violence, this is a key reference for social workers, health professionals and policy makers.


Cathy Humphreys:
Cathy Humphreys is a senior lecturer in Health and Social Work at the University of Warwick. She has worked as a practitioner, researcher and educator in domestic violence and child abuse. Catherine's other research areas include substance misuse, mental health, outreach and advocacy services for both women and children, and child contact.

Nicky Stanley is Professor of Social Work at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. She researches and writes in the areas of child protection, domestic violence, young people's mental health and interprofessional work.

Nicola Farrelly is Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Lorraine Radford is Head of Research at the NSPCC in London.