TV interview on ground-breaking Keele research

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Posted on 15 April 2013

The findings of a ground-breaking study of 13 to 14-year-olds in 13 Staffordshire schools, which revealed worrying levels of domestic abuse among young people, were presented yesterday at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society in Harrogate.
As part of the research, the effectiveness of a schools-based programme called 'Relationships without Fear' was assessed. The research supports the call for domestic abuse prevention education to be compulsory in schools.

Dr Claire Fox, Psychology, who led this phase of the research said: "We found that domestic abuse prevention education can be effective in changing girls' and boys' attitudes towards domestic abuse and encouraging more of them to seek help."

Dr Fox was interviewed on BBC Midlands TV and the study was reported in the Guardian.