Domestic Violence and Abuse

Domestic Violence and Abuse

The document provides guidance on safeguarding the children who, through being in households or relationships where there is domestic violence, are aware of or targeted as part of violence and abuse.

Agencies should apply this practice guidance to all circumstances of domestic violence where children are involved. This practice guidance is therefore to be used by all professionals, managers, staff and volunteers who have contact with children and with adults who are parents or carers, and who have responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

This practice guidance should be read in conjunction with the Newcastle Safeguarding Children Procedures which can be found at http://www.nscb.org.uk/procedures

Safeguarding Children of Domestic Violence - Introduction and Context (pdf, 83kb)

Safeguarding Children of Domestic Violence - Practice Guidance (pdf, 289kb)

Safeguarding Children of Domestic Violence - Staff Safety Guidance (pdf, 32kb)

Safeguarding Children of Domestic Violence - Abusive Children and Partners Guidance (pdf, 52kb)

Safeguarding Children of Domestic Violence - Disclosure Guidance (pdf, 63kb)

Safeguarding Children of Domestic Violence - Response Assessment Intervention (pdf, 70kb)

Safeguarding Children of Domestic Violence - Safety Planning (pdf, 40kb)

Safeguarding Children of Domestic Violence - Other Authorities (pdf, 40kb)

Safeguarding Children of Domestic Violence - Contact Details (pdf, 32kb)

Safeguarding Children of Domestic Violence - Appendices (pdf, 106kb)

Safeguarding Children of Domestic Violence - Multi-Agency Flow Chart (pdf, 131kb)

Contents

Procedure Flowcharts

  1. Referral to Children's Social Care
  2. Action following assessment
  3. Urgent action to safeguard children
  4. What happens after the strategy discussion?
  5. What happens after the child protection conference, including the review process?