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Domestic Abuse Training - Level 1 (Cancelled)

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Event/course Code EDU 19/265
Event/course type Training course
Event Introduction Domestic Abuse is "Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.” (NSPCC, 2018)

This session is to provide a general training on working with domestic abuse for frontline workers. The aim of the session is to encourage effective and informed practice when working with families affected by domestic abuse. Practitioners will be offered an insight on engaging victims of domestic abuse, children and young people affected by domestic abuse, as well as the perpetrators. There will be a discussion focus on the tools and resources that workers can employ when working with clients affected by domestic abuse. Practitioners will be encouraged to reflect on the impact that work has had on the lives of families affected by domestic abuse.
Event Content During this course a visual demonstration will be used to illustrate the impact of professional involvement on victims of domestic abuse. Professionals are encouraged to shift from placing responsibility on the victim to the perpetrator. Basic information will be provided on the definition of domestic abuse and how it impacts different genders and sexualities. The group is encouraged to think of examples. This course is interactive and role play and games are used to illustrate the impact of domestic abuse on children and victims.

Practitioners will consider the effect of domestic abuse on child development, as well as some of the behaviours and identifiers that a child or young person may be living with domestic abuse. Practitioners will be provided with ideas on how to engage children and young people, victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse. Practitioners will be encouraged to think about the impact of domestic abuse on victims and how this may result in reluctance to engage with professionals, leave the home or call the police.

Tools for engaging perpetrators are discussed and how specific training on such tools may improve practice. Some exercises used by perpetrator workers are explored and used so that workers can reflect on how taking responsibility for abuse can be challenging. Practitioners will be encouraged to reflect on their practice and how this may impact families affected by domestic abuse. They are encouraged to employ methods to reduce victim blaming, re victimisation and be mindful of language.

During the training there is opportunity for questions and answers.
Event Learning Outcomes By the end of the session delegates will be able to:

• Describe what domestic abuse is and be able to name examples.
• Identify and improve practice when working with families affected by domestic abuse.
• Analyse ideas on how to engage victims, young people and perpetrators of domestic abuse.
• Develop a space and stimulus for practitioners to reflect on their practice and impact of their practice when working with families affected by domestic abuse.
• Gain confidence through evidence informed practice.
Trainers Judith Granata / Sofie Gutteridge / Hannah Lobley
Expiry Date Monday 13 June 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 
Event/course administrator Anaïs Soto (training@achievingforchildren.org.uk)
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Thursday 13 June 201914:00 - 17:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY