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Introduction to Domestic Abuse (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Event/course Code EDU 19/127
Event/course type Training course
Event Introduction ‘Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. But it isn’t just physical violence – domestic abuse includes emotional, physical, sexual, financial or psychological abuse. Abusive behaviour can occur in any relationship. It can continue even after the relationship has ended. Both men and women can be abused or abusers.’ (NSPCC, 2018)

The Office for National Statistics Crime Survey for England and Wales has estimated that 1.9 million adults aged 16 to 59 years experienced domestic abuse during April 2016 to March 2017.

N.B: This course is an awareness level only.
Event Content This session explores theories about why domestic abuse occurs, including the underlying factors; the effects of domestic abuse on those experiencing it and how professionals can recognise and respond effectively.

This course is delivered as an awareness session. Delegates are encouraged to also attend MARAC and DASH Training which is a more intensive one day course that provides more comprehensive information about identifying concerns around domestic violence and how to act upon those concerns.

‘Domestic abuse can seriously harm children and young people. Witnessing domestic abuse is child abuse, and teenagers can suffer domestic abuse in their relationships’ (NSPCC, 2018)

Delegates can expect to take part in an interactive workshop that includes group work, debate, exercises and dialogue to make the training an informative learning experience. Attendance at this course will encourage a shared understanding of the complex issues surrounding the problem.
Event Learning Outcomes By the end of the course participants will be able to;

• Demonstrate a better understanding of domestic abuse
• Describe different types of abuse
• Gain an understanding of the statistics and myths surrounding domestic abuse
• Identify additional issues faced by marginalised groups suffering domestic abuse
• Demonstrate an understanding of reasons why it is difficult to leave an abusive relationship
• Describe indicators of abuse
• Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of domestic abuse
• Gain an understanding of the appropriate action to be taken in cases of domestic abuse
• Demonstrate an understanding of accountability and responsibility in relation to domestic abuse
• Gain knowledge of local and national relevant support services
• Impact on delegates own work situation
Trainers Sophie Wing-King
Expiry Date Sunday 13 November 2022
Course categories Safeguarding and Child Protection
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs No 5 - 7 yrs No 7 - 11 yrs No 11 - 19 yrs No 19+ yrs No 
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Wednesday 13 November 201909:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Council Chambers, St Ives Road, SL6 1R