How we can help

SWACA’s child on parent violence and abuse service provides a safe place to talk about worries and concerns relating to experiences of abuse or violence a parent is experiencing from their child.

This may include confusion, safety fears (for the child, parent, or other family members), responsibility for the abuse, shame etc.

SWACA’s Child on Parent Violence/Abuse Workers can be asked to be involved by parents, schools, GPs and social workers.

SWACA has an adult caseworker who will support parents on a one-to-one basis both over the phone or face to face. We also have a children’s worker who will be able to carry out work with the child. These sessions can be carried out in schools, on SWACA premises or where the child or young person feels most comfortable.

  • Develop a safety plan with the parent.
  • Promote confidence, self-esteem and empowerment in parents.
  • Look at making positive family changes.
  • Explore parent’s experiences of abuse/violence.
  • Explore and understand the child’s emotions.
  • Identify and develop a support network for both parent and child.
  • Explore relationships with family member, peers and important people in their lives.
  • Develop behaviour management plans.
  • Discuss de-escalation techniques.
  • Identify family strengths.
  • Discuss changing negative thinking to positive thinking.
  • Develop fair consequences.

Need more information?

If you’re looking for support and would like to self-refer, please contact us direct.

If you’re a parent looking for support for your child, please contact us direct.

If you’re an agency or other professional, please use the referral form below.

If you’re a concerned family member or friend, you can contact us direct, providing consent has been gained to make the referral.

For more information on domestic abuse and how we can support those affected by it, visit our Resources section.


COPVA Adult Referral Form
Refer a woman who has experienced child on parent violence/abuse to SWACA.
190.01 kb - PDF
COPVA Child Referral Form
Refer a child to SWACA who is causing harm to a parent.
155.19 kb - PDF
COVPA Leaflet
Learn more about SWACA’s Child on Parent Violence/Abuse service.
2.35 mb - PDF

Need to report an emergency?

Dial 999 or call the
24h National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247

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