Domestic Violence: Top Tips for Support Worker Practice in Wales

Amy Shakesby, Carolyn Wallace

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This article reports on a placement project carried out in Wales by a graduating Health and Social Care student to identify information for improving key relationship factors when working with women and their children who have been involved in or suffered from domestic violence. The student undertook a review of the literature synthesizing research, policy and guidance to inform health and social care worker practice. Ten key tips were identified, which could be used to improve the relationship between support workers, domestic violence victims and their family members. These key tips helped provide support to them and assisted in an improved response of health and social care agencies
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17 - 23
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Healthcare Assistants
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • improving key relationships
  • families
  • domestic violence
  • support worker


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