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Violence in families: Assessment and planning responses

Updated: 12 June 2015

What's Important To Us

Living in violent homes poses a number of risks to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. Being resolutely child-centred within the context of adult conflict and intra-familial violence is central to ensuring the voice and needs of the child or young person are heard and adequately responded to.

This key information highlights the most significant factors and issues for social workers to consider as part of their evaluation of strengths, risks and needs with families/whānau.

This could be when determining our initial response, as part of a multi-agency family violence meeting, or when under taking a care and protection assessment.