How prevalent is CPVA?

CPVA first came to people’s attention when Parentline Plus published their report, When Love Hurts, in 2010. Since then RCPV carried out the first ever cross-European, multi-agency, collaborative response to the serious and growing problem of Child to Parent Violence (CPV) involving Spain, Bulgaria, Ireland, Sweden and England.

Since then there has been sporadic activity around child to parent violence and growing recognition that it affect one in every hundred children. Work around CPVA is coming to the forefront mainly due to domestic abuse agencies and youth offending services.

It is a myth to assume that those children and young people using abusive and/or violent behavior have experienced domestic abuse or have a background of offending.

CPVA cuts across all parts of our community and is a consistent finding internationally as well as in our own experience of running the Who’s in Charge? programme.