Summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice around families and domestic abuse
Published case reviews highlight that professionals sometimes struggle to keep their focus on the child when they are working with families where there is domestic abuse. The parents' relationship problems can end up overshadowing those of their children.
The learning from these reviews highlights that professionals need to engage with men living in the family home, whilst also making sure they see the mother alone. Professionals need to keep in mind the impact on children of living with domestic violence.
Published: November 2013