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Child to Parent Violence Service PAC UK

Child to Parent Violence (CPV) is a pattern of physical, psychological and emotional behaviour seen in children and adolescents who cannot regulate their feelings in other ways and/or have a great need to gain control over their parent/s or carers. In families who experience CPV, violence as well as destructive behaviour by the child are more often than not the most pressing concern; it has the potential to destroy families.

CPV services we offer

  • One Day CPV-NVR Awareness Raising Workshops
  • CPV-NVR Parent Groups
  • Individualised/Direct Support
  • Training for professionals across health, social care, education and support services

CPV is a serious issue for many families, which is often misunderstood or overlooked. It can be a difficult and seemingly impossible task for parents and carers to acknowledge that this is happening in their family.

As an adoptive parent, seeking help for a child who is displaying such behaviours can be a very shaming experience which can, in turn, prevent parents from accessing the support they need.

PAC-UK offers a broad range of specialist CPV services for parents, carers and professionals. These services are approved for funding by the Adoption Support Fund.

In addition to the services listed, PAC-UK’s Child & Family Service has extensive experience in all aspects of supporting families with adopted or otherwise permanently placed children.

Who to contact

Advice line
020 7284 5879
Child to Parent Violence Services

Where to go

PAC-UK London Office
Family Action Head Office
34 Wharf Road
N1 7GR


This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations