Mothers living with domestic abuse in Scotland – a tale of poverty and social inequality

Helen WalkerNews

CRFR are pleased to publish Briefing No 94, which explores mothers’ experiences of domestic abuse and its relationship to poverty and social inequality. Using data from the Growing Up in Scotland study, this project examines age, socio-economic status and level of education to illustrate how multiple dimensions of poverty overlap and interlock with experiences of domestic abuse.… Read More »

The Legacy of Orkney for Child Protection

Helen Walker2020, 2021, blog

Thirty years ago on 27 February at 7 am, police and social workers took nine children from four family homes on South Ronaldsay, Orkney, under Place of Safety Orders. These cited group sexual activity, including “ritualistic music, dancing and dress”. The case, with its “dawn raids,” became a cause celebre – and remains so to this day.… Read More »