Articles tagged with domestic violence
Clare’s Law: a simple solution, or more confusion?
“The news this morning that ‘Clare’s Law’, by which according to the BBC ‘enables women to check the police record of a new boyfriend’ will be expanded to cover the whole of England and Wales is one that fills me with unease.” Paul Bernal wonders whether the expansion of Clare’s Law is about headline-grabbing or something that can really help.
Nobody told me there’d be days like this…
Disclosure schemes are being trialled allowing applicants to check their partner’s past for violence, how might they help address the issue of domestic abuse? This week in the news there have been calls to expand a pilot of a scheme under which applicants could be given advanced warning of their partner’s violent past. The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, […]
Only one argument!
Sometimes in this job you have a week that is like no other you have experienced before and for me this is an important subtle reminder that you can never make any assumptions in social work. It is also a gentle reminder that life is precious and should be treated with respect, and maybe I […]
Frontline Friday 21st June 2013: Our favourite frontline blogs this week
Here’s our list of ten frontline blogs we’ve particularly liked from the week of 17th June 2013. Let us know which posts we’ve missed and which other bloggers we should be following for next week’s list.
Imagine if we said “why doesn’t HE just leave HER” in cases of domestic violence against women
Why doesn’t he leave? Imagine if instead of saying “why doesn’t she leave him?” we said “why doesn’t he leave her?”. Imagine if we thought that the men who bully, threaten and intimidate women are responsible for their actions and that they should be the ones to leave. Imagine if wondering why she puts up with it, […]
The welfare lessons from the Philpott case aren’t what the right think they are
“The right – up to and including the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Prime Minister – have gone off the deep end in linking the deaths of six innocent children to the fact that their household received help from the state.” Emma Burnell considers what this week really tells us.
This paper argues: 1. The bedroom tax will cost millions and perhaps a billion more to the public purse than it saves 2. The bedroom tax is a politically motivated attack nothing to do with cost saving as 3. The removal of council tax relief for under-occupiers, owners, social and private tenant would save the […]