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National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse

09.06.2015 / Created by (EMWF)

The National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse (NCSPVA) is an interdisciplinary and inter-professional centre with an overall aim of providing a stimulating and inclusive environment in which to study and understand violence and abuse and its prevention - regardless of who it is perpetrated by, against or between. 

The objectives of the NCSPVA are:

To promote academic scholarship through the provision of taught accredited courses, seminars, continuing professional development, training, conferences, partnership working and consultancy

To engage in and lead local, national and international interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaborative research, evaluation and scholarship; thus developing an evidence base to inform and influence policy and practice

To produce publications including peer reviewed journal articles, books, conference papers, briefing papers and other relevant documentation

To encourage students to play an active role in teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, awareness raising and campaigning

To commit to the participation of service providers and service users in teaching and learning, research and knowledge transfer

To respond to and influence new, emerging and topical issues, strategy, policies, initiatives and opportunities in a timely manner via media comment, briefing and position papers and other methods as applicable