Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

child protection

Custody in Crisis – Family Courts enabling and supporting abusive fathers.

Salon has published a searing indictment of the family courts in the US investigating the frequency with which violent fathers are given sole custody of their children despite documented medical evidence of physical and sexual abuse. It examines the role that “parental alienation syndrome” – something that the American Psychological Association does not recognise – more »

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Victim blaming

I was in a relationship with my ex partner for 7 years. He abused me systematically through verbal, emotional and physical violence. My 4 year old has now been down graded to child in need plan. It seems to me that when I attend the meetings for the plan, my abusive ex partner is not more »

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Councils to be allowed to opt out of child protection laws, by Sara Ogilvie

When should an obligation not be obligatory? If the government has its way, it’ll be whenever it relates to 80 years of essential child protections enshrined in UK law. The Children and Social Work Bill has been working its way through the House of Lords with little fanfare. But among its proposals is a deeply more »

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Poppi Worthington: back to the future of child protection politics by

Poppi Worthington’s happy photo – her smile, her baby teeth and fluffy red jacket – joins the gallery of children whose deaths have haunted the political history of childhood for half a century. These iconic infants’ lives and deaths challenge the approach to violence, cruelty and neglect by children’s services and police. Poppi Worthington brings more »

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will life ever be different bullying escalating and will i be free hope so.

This weekend when to my children’s old respite foster carers for a visit. I have to move my children’s school out of the area because the bullying has got worse. I was discussing with them the bullying and behaviour of the local authority they work for as respite foster cares. They often have not seen more »

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A How Not To Guide on Teaching Children about Internet Safety

The video ‘The Dangers of Social Media” by Coby Persin has gone viral with 29 million hits. Supposedly, this video was created to teach parents how easy it is for a pedophile to groom a teenage girl. Instead, it’s a how to manual on publicly shaming and blaming three teenage girls. We won’t be linking more »

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Forced Marriage: Who are the experts?

A member of our team recently attended the Forced Marriage: The Bigger Picture hosted by Shakti Women’s Aid. The conference itself was excellent with discussions on the criminal and civil laws of forced marriage legislation in England, Wales and Scotland as well the legal position of forced marriage as understood by the Home Office and Foreign and more »

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