Impact of Domestic Violence & Coercive Control on children & young people.

In November 2021 Dublin City South CYPSC and TUSLA Dublin South Central, hosted a webinar focusing on the impact of Domestic Violence & Coercive Control on Children & Young 

The aim of the event was to raise awareness and develop understanding of the impact that Domestic Violence/Abuse & Coercive Control has on children & young people. 

The Key note address was made by Dr Emma Katz Senior Lecturer in Childhood & Youth, Liverpool Hope University UK, (Presentation Link ) and included presentations by;

  • Detective Sergeant Laura Sweeney, Domestic Abuse Intervention & Policy Unit, Garda National Protective Services (GNPS) - Information Link 
  • Áine Costello, National Coordinator for childhood domestic violence and abuse project at Barnardos Ireland - Presentation LINK & Resources  
  • Professor Stephanie Holt, TCD Head of School & Course Director, PG Dip in Child Protection & Welfare. Presentation LINK 

This initiative is led by the Dublin City South Safe & Secure subgroup in line with the Children & Young People’s Plan objective to develop, promote and build capacity of programmes supporting children and young people experiencing Domestic Violence.  Des Delaney DCS CYPSC Chair stated ‘this is a great opportunity for all agencies, supports and services to hear about the impact of Domestic Violence & Coercive control on children & young people from leading academics in the UK and Ireland; An Garda Siochana GNPS and the Barnardos led Childhood domestic violence and abuse responses’.

At this event DCS CYPSC / Safe & Secure Subgroup also launched a publication 

DCS CYPSC DSGBV Professionals Intervention & Support Services Guide. / Download 


Barnardos ME2U - What you should know 

Barbardos supported this new resource that was created by the children/young people called Me2U – what you should know’ – this is a set of advice/guidance for children living with domestic violence and abuse – the children decided that this should be a poster for services and a leaflet for children/young people.