Child to Parent Abuse

This session offers a brief introduction to the topic of Child to Parent Abuse.

Aggression or violence towards parents or other family members by children and young people is more common than most people realise. It is not often talked about because parents can feel embarrassed to admit it is happening. Violence towards a parent is an attempt to control or bully them and takes many different forms. It can often happen in the home but it can happen in other places too.

When family members are afraid of the teenager or when the teenager is using abusive behaviours regularly, their behaviour is considered child to parent abuse.

PACT is a specialist group work programme running parallel groups; one for parents and one for young people for families where the young person has been violent or abusive towards their parent/s or carer/s.

This one and a half hour briefing will be delivered by practitioners from the PACT team.


Participants must have completed Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People (or another introductory level safeguarding course relevant to their role) before they can access this training. Please check Which training is right for me?  for more guidance.

Dates available:

  • Future date to be announced


The briefing is free to access for all delegates however, all delegates from any agency will be charged £25 for non-attendance at the live session. We will therefore require billing details from all delegates registering for the course.

For further information see our Charging Policy.

Delivery method

This briefing will be delivered live on MS Teams or Zoom. Delegates will be asked to mute microphones on entry but will be invited to unmute to ask questions or contribute to discussions. Delegates will also be encouraged to use the chat function to ask questions and they may choose whether they have their cameras on or off throughout the session.

To secure your place on this training course please complete the booking form.

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