Child First: Safe child contact saves lives

Research & statistics

“What about my right not to be abused?”: Domestic abuse, human rights and the family courts

This report, created in partnership with Queen Mary University of London, looks at domestic abuse and child contact proceedings in the family courts through the lens of human rights.

Child First: A Call to Action One Year On

On the anniversary of the Child First campaign, we have published, Child First: A Call to Action One Year On, which highlights our achievements so far and what still needs to be done to keep children safe.

Child First report cover webNineteen Child Homicides

Our Child First campaign report, Nineteen Child Homicides, highlights what must change so children are put first in child contact arrangements in the family courts.

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View our gallery of infographics of key statistics from the launch of the Child First campaign.

These statistics are taken from an online survey, conducted in October and November 2015, with women survivors of domestic abuse who had experience of the family courts.

Safe not sorry reportSafe not sorry: Supporting the campaign for safer child contact

Dr Ravi Thiara and Dr Christine Harrison Centre for the Study of Safety and Wellbeing, University of Warwick 2016

This review of research, commissioned and published by Women’s Aid,  identifies what is needed to ensure that child contact arrangements are safe, beneficial and informed by children views.

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