[The protection of children exposed to intimate partner violence]

Soins Pediatr Pueric. 2016 Nov-Dec;37(293):27-30. doi: 10.1016/j.spp.2016.09.009.
[Article in French]


Intimate partner violence is one of the most serious forms of abuse inflicted on children. It poses a challenge for professional practices. The protection of the child cannot be separated from that of the parent suffering the abuse, and their safety cannot be assured without an adapted arrangement of the conditions of parental authority.

Keywords: assistance éducative; autorité parentale; couple; domestic abuse; educational assistance; parental authority; protection; trauma; traumatisme; violence conjugale.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child Protective Services*
  • Exposure to Violence / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • France
  • Humans
  • Intimate Partner Violence / legislation & jurisprudence*