Dr Elly Hanson is an independent clinical psychologist who specializes in the field of abuse and trauma. She undertakes consultation, training and research with organisations such as NCA-CEOP and the NSPCC and provides psychological assessment and therapy. Her publications include a report for the Centre for Social Justice on domestic abuse, ‘Beyond Violence’, and an evidence scope for Research in Practice on risks in adolescence, ‘That Difficult Age’. She has previously worked in an NHS substance misuse service, an NSPCC service for young people with sexually abusive behaviour, and a residential children’s care company.