Child-to-Parent Violence: Practitioners’ Forum

Until recently, child-to-parent violence has been somewhat neglected by academics and policy makers in England and Wales.

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On the 15th July 2014 a Child-to-Parent Violence Practitioners’ Forum was held in the School of Law at the University of Leeds. The event was attended by over 100 delegates, who heard from academics and policy makers about the latest developments in the field. Delegates also heard from local practitioners about the development and delivery of child-to-parent violence services.

The Forum was organised by the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (University of Leeds), Leeds Youth Offending Services and Wakefield Troubled Families Initiative. It was sponsored by Care-Connect, the Social Care Innovation Hub at the University of Leeds.


Conference programme

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9.30 – 10.00: Registration and refreshments

10.00 – 10.30: Welcome and introduction, by  Dr Sam Lewis, University of Leeds

10.30 – 11.15: The Youth Justice Board Response to Adolescent-to-Parent Violence, by Anne-Marie Harris, Senior Development Advisor, Youth Justice Board

11.15 – 12.00: Responding to Adolescent-to-Parent Abuse: Conceptualising Intervention Work Across Agencies, by Dr Amanda Holt, University of Lancaster

12.00 – 12.45: “I didn’t know what I was doing”: Substance Use and Child-to-Parent Violence, by Dr Sarah Galvani, University of Bedfordshire 

12.45 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 14.15: Doing it Differently: Past, Present and Future, by Sally Fawcett, Wakefield Troubled Families Services

14.15 – 15.00Leeds: Making a PACT to Respond to Child-to-Parent Abuse, by Jenny Bright, Leeds Youth Offending Services

15.00 – 15.30: Refreshments

15.30 – 16.15: Through the Eyes of a Child, by Ann Ramsden, Rosalie Ryrie Foundation, Wakefield

16.15 – 16.30: Conclusions and Close

For anyone wishing to keep up to date with the latest national and international developments in the field of CPV, and for sensitive and insightful discussion of the issues, Helen Bonnick’s ‘Holes in the Wall’ blog is an excellent resource. The following list of other websites is by no means exhaustive, but includes some of the key online resources.