This is a paper that focuses on the opportunities and challenges in social work chosen topic. The paper also discusses the interventions of working in a helpful way.

Opportunities and challenges in social work chosen topic

1)    Firstly, what kinds of opportunities and challenges does your chosen topic present for social work?
Also, adopt a structural perspective to identify power imbalances and identify theories used to support the dominant discourse [Current Challenges].

Explore how these might be changed using different theories and narratives to suggest alternative realities [Service User Perspectives, Critical Theories].
Reconstruct and re-create new more emancipatory strategies and processes for change [Opportunities for Social Work].

2)         Secondly, what interventions/ways of working may be helpful?

3)         Thirdly, how do English adult social care services co-ordinate with community resources for people in this group?

This essay is going to focus on working with Domestic Violence survivors, the challenges faced by the Social Work profession, methods of interventions.
Domestic Violence is define as ‘Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This definition emphasises on coercive control as a behaviour which characterises abusive relationships.

In 2012 the Home Office (2012b) reported that 1.2 billion women suffered DV. ( Gendered policy and policy on gender: the case of ‘domestic violence’)
Statistics shows that Almost one in three women aged 16-59 will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime and in the year ending March 2019, 1.6 million women experienced domestic abuse (Office for National Statistics (2019) Domestic abuse in England and Wales overview: November 2019

The United Nations defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.” (Violence against women, 2020)

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