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Domestic abuse: Developing more effective responses in children and young people’s social care

1 May 2019

Researchers from the Justice, Inequalities, and Gender Based Violence Project (The Justice Project) will be working with Research In Practice (RiP) to deliver the first of 6 national workshops to social care practitioners starting today [2nd May] in Manchester.

This collaboration will see the findings from the Justice Project and other studies put directly into practice through working with RiP, a national training organisation. 

Based on the data collected by academics in the Centre for Gender and Violence Research, this training provides practitioners with up to date evidence about good practice when working with families experiencing domestic abuse and sexual violence.  It also includes data about the experiences of children and young people, and includes evidence from the DRIVE Project evaluation about tackling perpetrators of abuse.

The project builds on previous ground breaking work by Professor Marianne Hester who identified, through the 3 planets model, the inherent contradictions which exist when working with families experiencing abuse.  A new on-line training video (below) explaining this model will be launched at the training.

 The 3 planets model

These research message workshops which will continue after the direct involvement of University staff ensure that our research has an impact on the ways in which practitioners interact and support families experiencing domestic abuse.

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