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The three planet model : towards an understanding of contradictions in approaches to women and children’s safety in contexts of domestic violence Marianne Hester

By: Hester, Marianne.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: British Journal of Social Work.Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2011Subject(s): RECOMMENDED READING | ACCESS | CHILD PROTECTION | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | SAFETY | SOCIAL WORK | UNITED KINGDOMOnline resources: Read the abstract In: British Journal of Social Work, 2011, 41: 837-853Summary: "Despite the development of much positive work by to tackle domestic violence, frustrations are often voiced by social care and other professionals - and echoed in women's and children's experiences - that it can be difficult to ensure and sustain safe outcomes for women and children in circumstances of domestic violence. The article takes as its starting point these frustrations and difficulties, and provides an attempt at understanding some of the systemic problems practitioners may be facing that undermine the effectiveness of their practice. The article explores in particular some of the tensions and contradictions that are evident in professional discourses and practices across work with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence; child protection and safeguarding; and child contact. These three areas of work are especially difficult to bring together into a cohesive and co-ordinated approach because they are effectively on separate ‘planets’ - with their own separate histories, culture, laws, and populations (sets of professionals)." (From the abstract). Record #5050
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British Journal of Social Work, 2011, 41: 837-853

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"Despite the development of much positive work by to tackle domestic violence, frustrations are often voiced by social care and other professionals - and echoed in women's and children's experiences - that it can be difficult to ensure and sustain safe outcomes for women and children in circumstances of domestic violence. The article takes as its starting point these frustrations and difficulties, and provides an attempt at understanding some of the systemic problems practitioners may be facing that undermine the effectiveness of their practice. The article explores in particular some of the tensions and contradictions that are evident in professional discourses and practices across work with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence; child protection and safeguarding; and child contact. These three areas of work are especially difficult to bring together into a cohesive and co-ordinated approach because they are effectively on separate ‘planets’ - with their own separate histories, culture, laws, and populations (sets of professionals)." (From the abstract). Record #5050