Research into child to parent violence and abuse in London

I have been asked by Amanda Holt to post this request for practitioners based in London to consider taking part in an important research project. The surge in interest in child to parent violence and abuse over the last year has been truly impressive, and this research, commissioned by the London Violence Reduction Unit, seeks to move beyond interest to understanding, and then hopefully on to provision.

The London Violence Reduction Unit has commissioned Ecorys, in partnership with the University of Roehampton and University of Hull to conduct a needs assessment of Child/Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse (CAPVA) in London. As those working directly with families and young people affected by CAPVA, your input into this research is crucial. 

Ecorys is conducting a short survey to gain a deeper understanding about the different interventions and services across London that are working to address CAPVA. The main purposes of this survey are to:

  • gain a deeper understanding of the service provision landscape in place to address CAPVA in London
  • identify practitioners who would be willing to participate in an interview in the next phase of the research

If you are interested in taking part, please click here to complete the survey, it should take maximum 10 minutes to complete.

The research team are keen to reach as broad a range of practitioners as possible and would appreciate your responses by Monday 12th July.

There is no obligation to take part in the survey, and you can complete the survey without participating in a follow-up interview. All answers will be confidential to the research team. All data will be processed by Ecorys UK under the terms of the Data Protection Act, and under the arrangements for GDPR. 

If you have any questions about the survey, do not hesitate to contact Malika Shah at

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Please do consider taking part if you are based in London, and this is relevant to the work you are undertaking. Thank you!


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2 responses to “Research into child to parent violence and abuse in London

  1. Kate

    I have e-mailed this to the most senior person I know in the various local departments I have had to involve in our plight – the borough Safeguarding Team, Social Services, Domestic Violence and Youth Intervention Services and the local CCG. I hope someone will find the time to fill it in as this looks like exciting progress to me! I don’t know who to contact at our local police unfortunately.

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