Disabled women, domestic violence and social care : the risk of isolation, vulnerability and neglect
Hague, Gill, Thiara, Ravi K. and Mullender, Audrey. (2011) Disabled women, domestic violence and social care : the risk of isolation, vulnerability and neglect. British Journal of Social Work, Volume 41 (Number 1). pp. 148-165. ISSN 0045-3102Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcq057
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.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Health and Social Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Women with disabilities -- Abuse of, Women with disabilities -- Crimes against|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Social Work|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Page Range:||pp. 148-165|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Big Lottery Fund (Great Britain)|
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