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Keeping the focus on children: The challenges of safeguarding children affected by domestic abuse

Peckover, Sue; Trotter, Fiona;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2015
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Safeguarding children affected by domestic abuse is a key responsibility for all professionals working with children and families, but can be difficult to achieve in practice. Despite a policy emphasis on early intervention and child-centred work, limited attention has been paid to how professionals in universal and additional support services address this important area of work. This paper reports findings from qualitative research undertaken in one local authority area in the north of England during 2011 which examines the challenges facing professionals in safeguarding children affected by domestic abuse. Six mixed professional focus groups were held, attende...
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