DVA and child protection: case file analysis
Report by Professors Kate Morris and Brid Featherstone which analyses data from a case file audit conducted by Change Project participants. Providing an insight into the current picture regarding child protection work with families where DAV is an issue of concern
This case file audit formed part of a national Change Project, led by Research in Practice with Professors Featherstone and Morris.
The Change Project emerged from discussions with senior managers and practitioners in local authorities and the third sector which highlighted the urgency of exploring possibilities for ‘thinking and doing differently’ in relation to domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and child protection. Managers and practitioners expressed an appetite to engage with the international scholarship on risk and understand more about how intersecting inequalities impact upon the challenges and opportunities faced by adults impacted by DVA.