Adolescent to parent violence and abuse

As stated in the Call to End Violence Against Women and Girls Progress Report (published in March 2015), the Home Office has worked with third sector partners, academics and other government departments to develop and disseminate information for practitioners working with children and families on how to identify and address the risks posed by adolescent to parent violence and abuse (APVA).

APVA is a hidden form of domestic violence and abuse that is often not spoken about. It is hoped that by raising awareness around this issue, we can provide better protection to victims and apply an appropriate safeguarding approach.

The guidance on adolescent to parent violence and abuse (PDF763KB35 pagesis now available.