This learning from case reviews briefing looks at case reviews published since 2019, where children experienced domestic abuse.
The reviews suggest professionals sometimes struggle to keep their focus on children when they are working with families where there is domestic abuse.
The learning from these case reviews highlights that professionals need to understand the dynamics of domestic abuse and the effect it can have on children, and not make assumptions about gender roles within relationships where there is domestic abuse. Professionals must prioritise the impact that living with domestic abuse has on children.
Published: June 2020
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