Domestic violence and child protection : partnerships and collaboration

Potito, Christine, Day, Andrew, Carson, Ed and O'Leary, Patrick 2009, Domestic violence and child protection : partnerships and collaboration, Australian social work, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 369-387, doi: 10.1080/03124070902964657.

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Title Domestic violence and child protection : partnerships and collaboration
Author(s) Potito, Christine
Day, Andrew
Carson, Ed
O'Leary, Patrick
Journal name Australian social work
Volume number 62
Issue number 3
Start page 369
End page 387
Total pages 19
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publication date 2009-09
ISSN 0312-407X
Keyword(s) domestic violence
child protection
Summary The interface between the child protection and domestic violence sectors is often problematic, in that the two sectors operate relatively independently, with little integration. However, it is widely recognised that these sectors need to work more closely to enhance both women's and children's safety. This paper explores the processes needed for the child protection and domestic violence sectors to develop collaborative partnerships that lead to the provision of higher-quality responses to both women and children. Drawing on collaboration theory, a number of barriers to the development of successful partnerships are described, and applied to initiatives that seek to develop integrated approaches between child protection and domestic violence services. It is concluded that there is much scope for the two sectors to work closely together, but that the development of integrated responses involving both child protection and domestic violence services will take a significant commitment, level of determination, and stamina from both parties.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/03124070902964657
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 940403 Criminal Justice
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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