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This book examines children's experiences and perspectives on living with domestic violence. It offers a detailed explanation of the impact on children living with domestic violence, how children make sense of and cope with their experiences, the response they receive from various agencies and the fit between what children feel they need and what in reality they receive. Drawing on the newest research both in the United Kingdom and internationally, the authors bring together current policy and practice in relation to children living with abuse and offer a critique from the perspective of children's voices.

What Children Know and Understand about Domestic Violence
What children know and understand about domestic violence

Whilst a number of studies had previously begun to explore children's experiences of and responses to living with domestic violence (see Chapter 1), as far as we know the study reported in this book was the first to ask a general population of children what they knew and thought about the topic. In this chapter, we present the findings of Phase I of the research, the schools survey, which was designed to seek the views of a wide range of children and young people in primary and secondary schools (see Chapter 2 for methodology). By sampling in this way, we knew we would be including some children who had personally ...

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