An anonymous survey is currently being undertaken by Oxford Centre for Criminology in relation to Parents’ Experiences of Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse in the current Covid-19 pandemic lockdown
The Oxford centre for criminology suspect that the current global pandemic and government policies of lockdown will have significant consequences for parents living with violence and abuse from their children, and have designed an online survey to capture first-hand from parents what they are experiencing and what support they have been able to access during this time. The survey is aimed at parents (or those in a parental role) caring for older children and adolescents (10-19 years) and currently, or previously, experiencing violence and / or abuse from their child. The survey asks parents about the difficulties posed by the lockdown and social isolation, their experiences of family relationships and violence and abuse and whether this has changed during this period, and any attempts to access support or help. The survey is completely anonymous, no identifying details are collected. Participants are given contact details for relevant support services that they can contact during this time.
The centre will analyse the responses to the surveys and use the data to produce publications aimed at practitioners and academics and a report to provide evidence of experiences of Adolescent to Parent Violence at this time.