A new study from the NSPCC examines the difficult issue of domestic violence and the support received by children who are witnesses to such incidents. The research, which was carried out by a team at the University of Central Lancashire, assessed the response of children's services in the aftermath of such incidents, and lists a series of recommendations for improvement to existing practice.
A 12 page summary version of Children and Families Experiencing Domestic Violence: Police and Children's Social Services' Responses, containing a bullet point list of the findings and recommendations is available now. The full report is due to follow later this year.
Incidentally, for anyone planning a dissertation on some aspect of safeguarding children, the NSPCC also provides suggested reading lists on topics such as child law, child protection, separation and divorce and many others, which will give you a good idea of the important books and reports in that area.