Dr Nancy Lombard, Reader in Sociology and Social Policy, Glasgow Caledonian University
In this edited volume Stanley and Humphreys set out to revisit the issue of children and domestic violence by facilitating a role for the voices of the young people and discussions of their own abusive relationships alongside the more familiar debates of abuse within families. This collection moves beyond a discourse of protecting the 'vulnerable', instead placing young people's agency and their participation at the centre of understanding and theorising about domestic violence, whilst heralding the call for collaborative action. They also highlight the innovative and extensive agency response that has broadened since their previous volume. This work provides an important resource, based upon contemporary and relevant research, for those already working in the field, for undergraduate and post graduates as well as other academics.
Professor Brid Featherstone, Faculty of Health & Social Care, The Open University
This is a really important book containing contributions from an array of internationally recognised experts on a subject that is of concern to all seeking to advance children's welfare and safety.
Lesley Laing, Associate Professor, BSW Program Director, Social Work & Policy Studies, Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney
This book moves beyond naming and documenting the effects of children's exposure to domestic violence. It brings together innovative practices in prevention, intervention and interagency work, all grounded in cutting-edge research, providing a platform for the next stage of addressing this serious social problem. Grounded in the experiences of children and young people, it tackles the complex challenges in this work and identifies opportunities for developing new practices that recognise both children's vulnerability and agency in the context of domestic violence.
Sarah Goff, Safeguarding Disabled Children Manager, Ann Craft TrustJournal of Social Work Practice
Stanley and Humphreys cover such a creative and positive array pf practices to inspire practitioners. It will therefore benefit those children and young people who most need our attention. Its approach drilling down into practice and opening up possibilities for ways forward has the capacity to enhance depth and creativity in both single and multi-agency training and practice for children, young people and their families.