Preventing Domestic Abuse for Children (PEACH)

This study brings together international evidence on preventive interventions in domestic abuse for children and young people under 18 in the general population. These preventive interventions include programmes delivered in school, and media and community campaigns and initiatives specifically targeting children and young people. The study includes a systematic literature review, a mapping study of current provision in the UK and consultation with experts, policy makers, practitioners and young people.

The full PEACH report, abstract and summary can be downloaded at:

The full reference for this report is:

Stanley N, Ellis J, Farrelly N, Hollinghurst S, Bailey S, Downe S. Preventing domestic abuse for children and young people (PEACH): a mixed knowledge scoping review. Public Health Res 2015;3(7).

The PEACH team have also produced a short briefing paper aimed at schools which can be downloaded here.

Project Lead

Professor Nicky Stanley

Project Staff

Professor Soo Downe (UCLan)
Dr. Jane Ellis (UCLan)
Dr. Sandra Hollinghurst (University of Bristol)
Professor Sue Bailey (Royal College of Psychiatrists)


Women’s Aid

PSHE Association


Public Health Research Programme

National Institute for Health Research


January 2013-June 2014

Further Information:

For further information about this project, please contact:

Nicky Stanley -

Jane Ellis -