Research to policy and practice
The Collaborative Practice Framework for Child Protection and specialist domestic and family violence services: The PATRICIA project: Key findings and future directions
PAThways and Research In Collaborative Inter-Agency practice (the PATRICIA Project) is an action research project focused on the collaborative relationship between specialist community-based domestic and family violence (DFV) support services for women and their children, and statutory child protection (CP) organisations.
Drawing together a diverse range of participants from five states of Australia, it comprised five components of research, each with its own methodology, set within an action research framework that facilitated a process of changing things while simultaneously studying the “problems” of developing collaborative work and strengthening perpetrator accountability. The intended outcome was to use evidence to foster greater collaboration to support the safety and wellbeing of women and their children, and strengthen accountability for perpetrators of DFV.
ANROWS Compass (Research to policy and practice papers) are concise papers that summarise key findings of research on violence against women and their children, including research produced under ANROWS’s research program, and provide advice on the implications for policy and practice.
PROFESSOR MARIE CONNOLLY
Chair and Head of Social Work, School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne
DR LUCY HEALEY
Senior Research Fellow, School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne
Professor of Social Work, Co-Director of Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence against women and their children (MAEVe), The University of Melbourne
ISSN: 2204-9622 (print) 2204-9630 (online)