Journal Article

Disabled Women, Domestic Violence and Social Care: The Risk of Isolation, Vulnerability and Neglect

Gill Hague, Ravi Thiara and Audrey Mullender

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 41, issue 1, pages 148-165
Published in print January 2011 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online July 2010 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcq057
Disabled Women, Domestic Violence and Social Care: The Risk of Isolation, Vulnerability and Neglect

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This paper reports on the first ever national study in the UK of the needs of disabled women experiencing domestic violence and of the services available to meet these needs. The study found that, in general, support services frequently overlook or respond inappropriately to disabled women in this situation. The overall findings of the research were very wide-ranging, as were the resultant recommendations for statutory agencies, disability organisations, domestic violence services and wider strategic and commissioning frameworks. In this paper, the general findings are discussed briefly, followed by a discussion of abuse by paid carers/personal assistants in the context of the personalisation agenda, with a focus on issues for adult care services.

Journal Article.  6914 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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