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Service provider difficulties in operationalising coercive control (2017)
Journal Article
Brennan, I., O'Leary, N., Burton, V., & Gormally, S. (in press). Service provider difficulties in operationalising coercive control. Violence against women, ISSN 1077-8012

We examined perspectives of social workers, police officers and specialist domestic abuse practitioners about their perceived ability and organisational readiness to respond effectively to incidents of coercive and controlling behaviour. Interviews r... Read More

Professional curiosity in child protection: Thinking the unthinkable in a Neo-Liberal World (2017)
Journal Article
Burton, V., & Revell, L. (2018). Professional curiosity in child protection: Thinking the unthinkable in a Neo-Liberal World. The British journal of social work, 48(6), 1508-1523. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcx123

This conceptual paper explores the notion of professional curiosity within child protection practice considering the barriers that can inhibit social workers invoking curiosity. The authors contend that definitions of professional curiosity are lacki... Read More

Supervision and the dynamics of collusion : a rule of optimism? (2015)
Journal Article
Revell, L., & Burton, V. (2016). Supervision and the dynamics of collusion : a rule of optimism?. The British journal of social work, 46(6), 1587-1601. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcv095

In the UK, Serious Case Reviews and Inquiries undertaken over the last five decades continue to evidence that children are both silenced and rendered invisible as a result of parental behaviour and professional inaction. There have been recent calls... Read More