Court Reports (Investigation and Preparation)
Domestic abuse case can be complicated especially where you have allegations and counter allegations involving parental alienation. Let us help you get to the heart of the matter and ensure the child is centre stage at all time.
- Child and Family Assessments
- Social Work Evidence Reports
- Section 7 reports
- Section 37 Reports
Our Independent Social Workers (ISW) specialise in undertaking parenting assessments in families experiencing domestic abuse. Our knowledge and insight into domestic abuse gives us the credibility to arrive at a prognosis that is evidenced, well-argued and can stand the rigorous scrutiny and cross-examination expected in the Family Court.
Independent Direct Work and Child Advocacy Support
Whether you are preparing a child protection report or complex reports for the Family Court, we can help. The Domestic Abuse Act, 2021 recognises the impact of domestic abuse on children and that they are victims. We believe that promoting children’s rights means giving them access to an independent assessment of their lived experiences.
The effects of living with domestic abuse are complex and require more than a surface observation and reliance on the children to express what is happening to them in a short space of time.
Our Independent Social Workers (ISW) work with children to promote their rights and ensure their voice is inherent in any proceedings.
Direct Work with Abusers to Achieve Behaviour Change
Child Protection Social Workers (CPSW) have to work with abusers directly and deal with safeguarding challenges this presents for the child and adult victims. We support social workers by carrying out challenging direct with abusers to inform their child and family assessment, court reports and other decision. Our direct work is about identification of the problem and working towards change.
What we do will need to be guided by the case manager however, here are some areas where we complete direct work sessions:
- coercively controlling behaviours, narcissistic abuse, gaslighting, danger signs and risk of escalating domestic violence behaviours
- explore core beliefs and resistance to change
- empathy and capacity to understand the victim’s lived experiences
- assessing motivation to change
Use a range of tools for direct work with adults, we explore all the issues raised above and have difficult conversations to inform behavioural change.
At the end of each session, the case manager will receive feedback on engage, motivation and progress with a final report to guide further work with the to change.
Depending on the initial needs assessment, Mayday will allocate a case worker with the specialist knowledge required to carry out the direct work.
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