Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Free Content Framed to fit? Challenging the domestic abuse ‘story’ in child protection

Download Article:
(HTML 82.5 kb)
(PDF 181.1 kb)
The current framing of domestic violence generates profound problems for those concerned with supporting change for all involved. In particular, the stress on the ‘equal vulnerability’ of all women to domestic abuse, irrespective of economic or social circumstances, is out of line with a developing evidence base and deprives policymakers and practitioners of the conceptual tools that are needed to situate actual identities, choices and challenges with differing implications for women as well as men. In this article, we note the relative lack of attention in the UK to the work of international researchers on how gendered inequalities intersect with those arising from a range of others, crucially, class and ‘race’. This body of work also draws attention to the importance of understanding the impact of state interventions on marginalised communities, an area also neglected in the UK.

13 References.

No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: child protection; domestic abuse; intersectionality; restorative practice; social model

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: University of Huddersfield, UK 2: University of Sheffield, UK

Publication date: March 2020

This article was made available online on September 20, 2019 as a Fast Track article with title: "Framed to fit? Challenging the domestic abuse ‘story’ in child protection".

More about this publication?
  • An International Journal

    Critical and Radical Social Work is an exciting new journal that will promote debate and scholarship around a range of engaged social work themes. The journal publishes papers which seek to analyse and respond to issues, such as the impact of global neo-liberalism on social welfare; austerity and social work; social work and social movements; social work, inequality and oppression, and understanding and responding to global social problems (such as war, disasters and climate change).

    It welcomes contributions that consider and question themes relating to the definition of social work and social work professionalism, that look at ways in which organic and 'indigenous' practice can expand concepts of the social work project and that consider alternative and radical histories of social work activity. As a truly international journal it actively encourages contributions from academics, scholars and practitioners from across the global village.

    Sign up for all available Policy Press free trials

  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Policy Press journals homepage
  • Critical and Radical Social Work fast track articles
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more