The thesis explores the cooperation between the Centre for Social Work Centre Primorsko - Notranjska and other institutions in the case of domestic violence. Our purpose is to research the role of each institution in preventing violence and protecting the victim, proposals for a more effective cooperation between institutions in the event of domestic violence and the possibilities of educating professionals working in the field of violence prevention. We decided for a qualitative survey because we wanted to gather opinions rather than numbers.
In the theoretical part, we define the concept of violence and present forms of violence. Furthermore, we describe the types of domestic violence that include intimate partner violence, violence against children and violence against the elderly. We then summarize the legislation in the field of preventing domestic violence from the very beginning to the present, and describe the jurisdictions of some institutions with which the Centre for Social Work cooperates in the field of domestic violence.
The empirical part presents the results of the survey, which included three social workers, a regional coordinator for the prevention of domestic violence, an advisor working in an educational institution, a police representative and a professional working at the crisis centre. The interview covered eight topics: source of information, role of the institution, working with the perpetrator, treatment of victims and perpetrators, multidisciplinary team, information on family violence, interinstitutional cooperation and education. Through these topics, we research how the cooperation between the Centre for Social Work Centre Primorsko - Notranjska and other institutions in the case of domestic violence is taking place.
We found that the cooperation between the institutions is going well. Interviewees are aware of its importance, so they regularly exchange information about domestic violence. Victims are offered comprehensive treatment, which is essential to preventing the continuation of violence. Most of them regularly attend (or sometimes even propose) the meeting of the multidisciplinary team, convened by the Centre for Social Work.
Despite good cooperation, they want to strengthen it. They suggest that the information on violence should be more comprehensive, that all representatives of the institutions should regularly attend multidisciplinary teams, that planning the work with the family should take into account the views of all institutions, that goals should be achieved faster and that additional employment should be considered in the field of violence prevention to relieve them in the future. In order to be as effective as possible in their work, they attend training regularly. They suggest several annual trainings, which should be more specialised and organized on time. They also wish their employers organised work trips abroad.