Domestic abuse

  • From merger to milestone: a year in reflection

    11 December 2023

    Dr Jo Casebourne says Foundations has been delivering on its mission in its first year – generating and championing evidence that improves services to support family relationships.

  • Improving health and social care outcomes for women and their children

    18 July 2023

    We need to do better for pregnant women and mothers of infants with social care involvement. Naomi Delap explains how.   

  • Unlock some of the held-back adult social care reform funding

    20 June 2023

    While the first survey of adult social care directors since the pandemic contains some good news, it also shows a slow deterioration into an increasingly unsustainable situation, says Beverley Tarka.

  • Starting a new chapter

    19 June 2023

    The aim of Foundations – the new national What Works Centre for Children and Families – is to produce and champion evidence that improves services to support families, says Dr Jo Casebourne.

  • Protecting residents and preventing violence

    21 February 2023

    London Councils is working with partners to map the VAWG (violence against women and girls) funding pots available across the capital, and how they support or undermine efforts to build capacity and to establish gaps, says Alison Griffin.

  • Violence against women and girls involves every one of us

    13 December 2022

    The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence may be over, but we must ensure we continue to work to reach those who need help, says Cllr Jas Athwal of London Councils.

  • See it through her eyes

    25 November 2022

    On White Ribbon Day, Kieron Williams explains how Southwark LBC is tackling harassment and misogyny through a new campaign that helps men and boys greater understand how to be male allies to women.

  • Putting an end to families’ cycle of despair

    10 October 2022

    On World Homelessness Day, John Glenton explains how Sefton Council has saved £900,000 thanks to a homelessness prevention scheme with a nearly 100% success rate.

  • Cost of living crisis to lead to ‘catastrophic’ winter

    07 September 2022

    The cost of living crisis will have a ‘catastrophic’ impact, with increases in the number of children entering care and domestic violence cases, social workers have warned.

  • The partnership making Redbridge safer

    08 March 2022

    Cllr Jas Athwal highlights the key findings of an independent Community Crime Commission investigation and sets out how Redbridge LBC is acting on its recommendations.

  • HMJ: Domestic abuse to be treated as seriously as knife crime

    08 December 2021

    A change to the Serious Violence Duty will ensure a public health approach is taken to tackling domestic abuse and sexual offences, the Government has announced.

  • Protecting London’s women and girls

    06 December 2021

    Cllr Jas Athwal says that as we mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, London’s boroughs are committed to doing everything they can to address the many causes of violence against women and girls.

  • How virtual reality is helping to tackle domestic abuse

    12 October 2021

    Gita Hargun, Service Manager for the Families Together Hub at London Borough of Redbridge, discusses how virtual reality can be used as an intervention tool to help reduce domestic abuse cases.

  • Domestic violence and its betrayal

    29 September 2021

    The Domestic Abuse Act could and should have gone further ‘particularly and most notably around funding, state support and restitution’ argues Stephen Young.

  • Calls for more funding as child abuse increases

    20 August 2021

    Incidents involving death or serious harm to a child have risen in the past year, leading to calls for further funding.

  • Long live commissioning

    10 August 2021

    Benjamin Taylor says examples of how commissioning is being used show how important it is to move away from a deficit focus to experimenting and learning how to influence complex systems.

  • Districts squeezed out of new burdens cash

    23 June 2021

    District councils have been squeezed out of new burdens funding for housing victims of domestic abuse due to a £8,000 cut off point.

  • Supporting young victims of domestic abuse

    08 June 2021

    Steph Waddell says it’s time for a serious long-term commitment from government to improve understanding of what works in supporting children affected by domestic abuse.

  • Helping parents who are struggling alone with abuse from their children

    21 April 2021

    Michelle John explains how PEGS is working with local authorities to equip them to support victims of child to parent abuse (CPA).

  • Domestic abuse victims facing 'unfair lottery' of support

    06 April 2021

    Victims of domestic abuse are not getting the help they need due to 'significant' gaps in support, new research has warned.