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Gendering Emotional Labour: Independent Domestic Violence Advisors

Duggan, Marian (2020) Gendering Emotional Labour: Independent Domestic Violence Advisors. In: Phillips, Jake and Waters, Jaime and Fowler, Andrew and Westaby, Chalen, eds. Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice . Routledge, London, UK, pp. 138-149. ISBN 978-0-367-15201-7. E-ISBN 978-0-429-05566-9. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:83834)

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Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) play a vital role in keeping domestic violence victims safe by providing ongoing emotional support and implementing practical safeguarding measures. These may include sharing information on the victim’s partner through ‘Clare’s Law’, also known as the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme. The strength of this scheme relies heavily on the IDVA’s involvement; however, this can vary considerably for reasons beyond the IDVA’s control. This chapter draws on findings from research into Clare’s Law to explore how IDVAs experience and manage emotional labour in personal and professional contexts when dealing with Clare’s Law and domestic violence victims. It explores the impact of working in a crisis management environment and recognises the potential emotional toll such important work can take on under-resourced professionals. To conclude, the chapter recommends strengthening the IDVA role under the proposed Domestic Abuse Bill.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Domestic abuse; Emotional labour; Clare's Law; Professional practice
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Marian Duggan
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2020 13:40 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:16 UTC
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