Throughout the project, the project team will produce regular blogs about relevant issues or topics. The blogs will also provide updates on the project and early insights from our research.

  • Participation work with children and young people in CAFADA
    One of the most exciting and complex strands of our work for the CAFADA project has been the creation, implementation, and evaluation of a creative participatory project that some of our researchers led in a specialised youth centre in England, aimed at supporting young people affected by domestic abuse. Started from the careful work of … Read more
  • A personal reflection on attending and presenting at national and international research conferences
    Laura Bellussi is a Research Fellow on the CAFADA project. In this blog, she reflects on her recent experiences of attending and presenting at national and international research conferences. If there’s something that 2022 wasn’t devoid of, it was conferences. Unique chances to learn and see the foundations of my work shaking as I learned … Read more
  • Domestic abuse court advocacy services in Scotland: Adapting through the COVID pandemic
    The CAFADA project is researching innovations in social care in relation to domestic abuse. One of the workstreams is focused on the criminal justice sector. In Scotland, as part of this workstream, we are finding out about the work of domestic abuse court advocacy services. In 2021, we interviewed practitioners in two court advocacy services … Read more
  • Involving children and young people on research about domestic abuse
    Children and young people have the right to be involved in decisions that affect them. This is a basic human right, underlined by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It is thus morally the right thing to do. But, further, we also have ever increasing evidence that it leads to better … Read more
  • Measurement
    Over the past forty years there has been a welcome improvement in how we understand and define domestic violence and abuse within the context of current or former intimate relationships (Holt et al., 2018). We have moved beyond seeing domestic violence and abuse as being mainly about incidents of physical abuse, to encompass a wider … Read more
  • What’s happening with CAFADA?
    The CAFADA team has had an exciting few months since our launch on 1 October 2019. We have met with our delivery partners in London, Manchester, Bedford, Northamptonshire, Falkirk, Edinburgh and Fife. It’s been fascinating to hear their accounts of how their innovative programmes have developed. In the next few months we will begin the … Read more
  • The CAFADA project
    The CAFADA project examines how innovation in social care might support children and young people impacted by domestic abuse.  It examines examples of innovative practice in social care, the domestic abuse and children’s sector, and the criminal justice sector, exploring how interventions are experienced by children, young people and their parents / carers, their outcomes, … Read more

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