This project aims to examine the processes of child contact proceedings, particularly child welfare hearings, and their interaction with criminal proceedings in the context of domestic abuse.

The information collected and analysed will provide high quality evidence about the current justice system and produce policy and practice recommendations to inform debates about how to address child contact when there has been domestic abuse in Scotland and more widely.

The project co-investigators are Ruth Friskney, Jane Mair, Michele Burman (University of Glasgow) and Richard Whitecross (Edinburgh Napier University).

For more information on the project please visit the Scottish Civil Justice Hub.

Law, Policy and Practice

Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

Associated People

Dr Ruth Friskney

University of Glasgow

Prof Michele Burman

University of Glasgow

Related Publications

February 2023

Executive Summary: Domestic Abuse and Child Contact

This is an Executive Summary of the Domestic Abuse and Child Contact: The Interface Between Criminal and Civil Proceedings report. […]

February 2023

Domestic Abuse and Child Contact: The Interface Between Criminal and Civil Proceedings

This Report presents the findings of the Domestic Abuse and Child Contact: The Interface Between Criminal and Civil Proceedings research […]