9.6 A. Research and Evaluations

I can’t tell people what is happening at home: domestic abuse within South Asian communities: the specific needs of women, children and young people

Izzidien, S. (2008)

This report produced for the NSPCC, examines the experiences and support needs of South Asian women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse, the barriers that deter them from seeking help and the gaps in current service provision.

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Kidspeak Giving children and young people a voice on domestic violence

Barron J. (2007)

Produced by The Body Shop and Women’s Aid this research gave children and young people who had experienced domestic violence the opportunity talk about their experiences with one another in a safe environment and talk online to key decision-makers in their lives. The report contains recommendations to meet the needs of children and young people who experience domestic violence.

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Women's Aid Listening to Children Campaign

Supported by The Ragdoll Foundation (2004)

In April 2004 Women's Aid asked children all over the country who had experienced domestic violence, to complete postcards with the phrase "I want the government to…" We asked children of all ages to write and/or draw their feelings, wishes and needs. We encouraged them to express what helped them in their situation and what they thought might help other children in a similar situation. Hundreds of children, predominantly between the ages of 4 and 16, participated in the campaign. The postcards were sent to Rt. Hon. Margaret Hodge MP, Minister for Children, Young People and Families.

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Routes to Safety: protection issues facing abused women and children and the role of outreach services.

Humphreys, Dr C and Thiara,  R. (2002)

This article examines the experiences of women and children seeking safety from domestic violence and the roles and responses and effectiveness of voluntary and statutory sector services.

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