Nilam passed on your query about the London Child Protection Procedures. We haven’t actually begun work on the domestic violence sections of the procedure as yet, but we expect to have a draft out for consultation in September / October. In the meantime, I’ll pass your comments onto our editorial board for consideration when they begin redrafting.
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Subject: FW: The fifth edition of London Child Protection Procedures
Subject: Re: The fifth edition of London Child Protection Procedures
I notice from your website that the new LCPP is currently in draft. Can you tell me whether the new procedures unlike the previous ones will address the increase in male victims of domestic violence. The previous edition(as does a great deal of the current literature and research)refer predominantly to female victims when discussing domestic violence and I feel this does not address the increase in male victims of DV. After all if this guidance is used in statutory social work then it also informs social work practice. My worry is that if male victims are not acknowledged then will the social worker apply the same proccess in terms of support offered to female victims to men?
Director and Practitioner
Social Care Work Consultancy