The social work role in domestic abuse

Wednesday 22 March 2017 - 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street


About the event

The Scottish Association of Social Workers (SASW) and Scottish Women’s Aid are delivering this event as part of this year’s World Social Work Day theme ‘Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability’.

A recent report from Legal Action for Women (in England) showed that out of 56 mothers who had sought legal advice about their children being taken into care, 71% had been victims of domestic abuse and/or rape.

Social workers in Scotland are becoming increasingly aware of how domestic abuse intersects with the complex needs of the people they work with.

This event will explore emerging themes of good social work practice in Scotland relating to:

  • holding perpetrators accountable
  • aligning the interests of domestic abuse survivors and child protection social workers to eliminate safety and risk concerns regarding domestic abuse
  • recognising the complex needs of the people who are affected by domestic abuse.

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