A Shared Understanding of Childhood Domestic Violence and Abuse

Barnardos. (2021). A Shared Understanding of Childhood Domestic Violence and Abuse. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/266
One of the most basic human rights principles is the right to live free from violence, including the threat of violence. Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which came into force in September 1990, guarantees this right to every child, and obliges States to take appropriate measures to protect the child from all forms of violence. The Childhood Domestic Violence Project aims to promote the visibility of children living with violence and abuse perpetrated within their parents/carers relationships, and to highlight young people’s experience of violence and abuse in their own early intimate relationships. The Project aims to support collective and collaborative approaches to identifying the needs of these children and young people, and to the delivery of effective and responsive services. Central to this is clearly naming children and young people’s experience and developing a common understanding of this.