• Domestic Violence cases missed by authorities

    Domestic Violence cases missed by authorities – are the guidelines enough?

    Tina Royles is a psychotherapist and domestic violence expert, running her own private practice and counseling facility. Recently she was interviewed on LBC radio regarding whether the guidelines in place are enough following the tragic case of Daniel Pelka, who was abused by his mother and stepfather. He was failed by the authorities at every step of the way, and as a result died from a head injury following a campaign of ‘incomprehensible cruelty’.

    Listen to the LBC Radio interview here:

    The guidelines are in place, and have been since 2002. The problem is getting the authorities at each stage to act according to these guidelines, and in the case of Daniel Pelka this simply didn’t happen. If they don’t do this, then they need to be accountable.

    There are lots of agencies that could have been involved Daniel in the Daniel Pelka case; everyone from the Police Force to health and nutrition professionals. As I said, the guidance is nothing new, but it’s about starting from the bottom.

    People need appropriate training regarding what domestic abuse is and how to take action. Lots of people were involved and should have picked up on signs – from the school where he was rummaging around for food to his next door neighbours.

    In the case of Nigella Lawson, should passers by have intervened? Well it would appear that she was a victim of domestic violence in a public place, but unless it’s safe and comfortable to intervene the best thing to do is call the police.

    Tina Royles is the UKs leading expert in domestic violence offering Domestic Violence Counselling,

    Relationship Counselling and Anger as well as Stress Management Counselling. She is one of the UK’s most qualified and experienced domestic violence experts providing consultancy and advice to those who have suffered domestic violence, are currently in violent relationships or to friends and family of those affected.

    Tina provides the materials and tools to manage relationship difficulties and domestic violence through awareness and education and is regularly called upon by the national and local press to provide expert comments on high profile cases.

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    Connet with me: Google+ Tina Royles is the UKs leading expert in domestic violence offering Domestic Violence Counselling, Relationship Counselling and Anger as well as Stress Management Counselling. She is one of the UK’s most qualified and experienced domestic violence experts providing consultancy and advice to those who have suffered domestic violence, are currently in violent relationships or to friends and family of those affected. Tina provides the materials and tools to manage relationship difficulties and domestic violence through awareness and education and is regularly called upon by the national and local press to provide expert comments on high profile cases. Tina Royles

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