After domestic abuse: children’s perspectives on contact with fathers

Year: 2009
Topic: Domestic abuse
Author: Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, The University of Edinburgh

The main aim of this research was to get the views of children who have experienced domestic abuse about contact with their fathers following parental separation. In particular it aimed to:

  • explore the feelings that children have towards their fathers
  • understand the relationships that they have with their fathers
  • explore their attitudes to and preferences for contact with fathers