Domestic abuse: Recovering together (DART)

  • Taylor, Julie (Principal Investigator)
  • Buttle, E (Co-investigator)

Project Details


This is a piece of evaluative research examining the NSPCC’s Domestic Abuse: Recovering Together (DART) project and the new approach it is testing to support families affected by domestic violence. DART is based on research which indicates that outcomes for children are improved if the non abusing parent is supported to take an active part in the child’s recovery. This research suggests that rebuilding and strengthening the mother/child relationship after domestic violence could enable children to recover more fully from its damaging effects. DART will enable mothers and children (aged 5-11 years) to work together to recover from domestic violence and will work with up to 130 families over 2 years. The evaluation will provide a necessary solid evidence-base for assessing this approach. The results of the evaluation will be compared with the parallel group model that is currently used widely. The learning from this project will be shared with key stakeholders nationally to improve outcomes for children needing support across the UK.

Layman's description

Evaluating the NSPCC’s Domestic Abuse: Recovering Together project which is supporting 130 non-abusing parents in taking an active part in their child’s recovery.
Effective start/end date1/08/1031/07/13


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