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Child to Parent Abuse Project

Funded by Comic Relief, Adfam project working with and supporting parents affected by abuse from their substance using child.

Child to parent abuse takes many forms and includes emotional abuse, financial exploitation, death threats, serious physical assaults, destruction of property in the home and social isolation caused by emotional manipulation. When child to parent abuse is combined with substance misuse, victims are often hit by the double shame of these two stigmatised issues, making it harder for them to access support.

The project began in May 2016 and will run for three years.  We believe that the best people to support people affected by child to parent abuse are ‘experts by experience’ – those who have experience of the issue themselves. We'll be training and empowering parents to do just that.

This project builds on Adfam and AVA’s 2012 project ‘Between a rock and a hard place’ which looked at the experiences of parents who were victims of domestic abuse from their substance using children.

If you are interested in the project, please read our Project consultation and background for more information. If you would like to get support yourself from a peer volunteer please provide us with a few details and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

For information on available support please see this map of CPV services in the UK

For further information contact Alison Hill.