Home Office Meeting on Domestic Abuse Research

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Posted on 09 April 2013

Dr Claire Fox and Professor David Gadd visited the Home Office recently k to share the findings from a three-year ESRC-funded project, 'From Boys to Men', with senior civil servants working on the teenage relationship abuse campaign and domestic abuse policy more generally. This led to an interesting debate with invitations for the team to be involved in future round table events.

The meeting followed the launch of the website www.boystomenproject.com to showcase the findings from the project, led by Professor Gadd (University of Manchester) and Dr Fox, from Keele (pictured at the Home Office). The aim of the project was to explore what can be done to prevent more boys from becoming perpetrators of domestic abuse in later life.

There were three phase to the research involving: 1) A survey of 13-14 year olds and an evaluation of a domestic abuse prevention education programme; 2) Focus groups with young people, and 3) in-depth interviews with young men at risk of becoming perpetrators. The launch of the website has attracted a great deal of media attention with interviews by Dr Fox on Signal 1 and BBC Radio Stoke and pieces in the Burton Mail, Manchester Evening News and the Telegraph.
For anyone interested in the project findings, the three final reports are free to download from the project website.