Domestic Violence

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Domestic Violence

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"Children are at greater risk with either mother only or mother and father substitute". Erin Pizzey in 2001.

PRACTICE DIRECTION 12J - CHILD ARRANGEMENTS & CONTACT ORDER: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND HARM - April 2014 Note that when there is a finding, or accusation, of violence it is presumed that the parent/child relationship should continue: 4) The Family Court presumes that the involvement of a parent in a child's life will further the child's welfare, so long as the parent can be involved in a way that does not put the child or other parent at risk of suffering harm.

Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honour Based Violence (DASH 2009) is a risk assessment mechanism used by the UK police and others. It is not without its critics who say that it is simply a check-list of questions for a Mother to take the opportunity to demonstrate great fear of the father, which in turn will enable Cafcass to conclude she is at risk and by association so is the child.

College of policing Domestic abuse index


The Police are starting to regard refusal to allow contact to children as domestic violence. See the letter in the FNF page about domestic violence.

  • Refuge is an organisation that promotes the idea that it is only women who need protecting from DV.
  • AMEN is a voluntary group, founded by Mary Cleary in December 1997, which provides a confidential helpline, a support service and information for male victims of domestic abuse in Republic of Ireland.
  • Mankind Support for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • Parity Male Victims of Domestic Abuse
  • FALSE ALLEGATIONS are a form of Domestic Violence, but the Family Courts rarely punish those who use them to manipulate Divorce or Children/Contact proceedings - there are many links online, here is just one [1]
  • faso is a voluntary organisation dedicated to supporting anyone affected by a false allegation of abuse
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