Responding to Child to Parent Violence

Responding to Child to Parent Violence is a multi-agency research project led by the University of Brighton. The project team consists of organisations in the UK, Bulgaria, Ireland, Spain and Sweden, brought together to study the emerging problem of abuse perpetrated by children on their parents and carers.

Child to parent violence: "...any harmful act by a teenage child intended to gain power and control over a parent. The abuse can be physical, psychological, or financial." Cottrell (2003)

The work is part funded by the European Union's Daphne III programme, which supports Europe-wide projects that address issues of violence against children, young people and women and aims to attain a high level of health protection, well-being and social cohesion.