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Introduction to Domestic Abuse

Pre-course requirements
Basic knowledge of child protection.

It is recommended that participants attend the 2 day Domestic Abuse course following on from this course

Course aims
1. To develop participants' knowledge, skills and attitudes to domestic abuse 
2. To understand the impact on children/young people and victims of domestic abuse 
3. To assist participants in creating co-ordinated, consistent and effective partnership responses when working with perpetrators, families and children experiencing domestic abuse

Course objectives
Participants will be able to:

 Be aware of the definition of Domestic Abuse 
• Be aware of Policy and the legal framework in responding to Domestic Abuse 
• Understand the different forms of Domestic Abuse 
• Understand the cycle of abuse 
• Explore Biderman's model of coercion in relation control and perpetrator behaviour 
• Be aware of the DASH assessment tool and MARAC process 
• Have an understanding of safety planning 
• Be aware of support services available for children, victims and perpetrators 

Participants are often asked to reflect on the emotional impact of the work they do and how it can be managed. Some handouts are provided on the day and others sent by email after the course.

Duration and time
One day, 9.15am to 4.30pm

It is important to attend for the full course or learning outcomes may not be met. Please note that late arrival may result in you not being admitted to the course. Leaving early may result in not being given a certificate of attendance.

The Safeguarding Board is now charging agencies for staff who fail to attend if we are not informed at least five working days before the course.

This includes participants who arrive late and are not admitted by the trainers or participants who on the day inform the trainers they need to leave early. The charge for this course would be £40 which would be requested at the end of the financial year.

Who should attend?
Staff from all agencies who work with adults and children or young people.

To book a place on this course please complete our online booking form

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