Call for research participants
Published 9 months ago
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Domestic violence and abuse (DVA) is one of the most commonly mentioned relevant factors in social work assessments in the UK, and can have a lasting impact on entire families. This means it's crucial that social work practitioners are equipped to recognise and effectively respond to DVA when they encounter it in practice.

The University of Northampton is currently conducting research on how student and newly qualified social workers are prepared and trained to handle working on cases where DVA is present. As part of this work, they are looking to speak with social workers who have qualified recently to find out more about how their education has prepared them for dealing with DVA in practice.

If you're newly qualified, you can help to shape and improve future social work education by sharing your experiences in an interview.

If you would like to contribute to the study, get in touch with

For further information about the project, visit