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Introduction to Domestic Abuse (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Event/course Code EDU 21/160(2)
Event/course type Training course
Event Introduction This training is an awareness level course and will equip front line practitioners, managers and specialist staff to be alert to the issues of domestic abuse, be aware of our local responses and where to go to for help.

The course is suitable for all those working within RBWM and who have day to day contact with members of the general public. The training is suitable for those working with both adults and children at all levels.

According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) year ending March 2020, an estimated 7.3% of women (1.6 million) and 3.6% of men (757,000) experienced domestic abuse in the last year. In 2019/20 there were 2,714 incidents of domestic abuse reported to Thames Valley Police in RBWM.

Domestic abuse is never acceptable. Abusive relationships can happen in any circumstances, regardless of gender, sexuality, age, ethnicity, disability, religion or economic background.

Please note this is an online course and a joining instructions will be sent to you prior to the course start time . We recommend that all delegates login to the session in plenty of time to avoid any technical delays.
Event Content This session looks at the definition of domestic abuse; the effects of domestic abuse on those experiencing it and how professionals can identify 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 half day course that provides more comprehensive information about identifying risks associated with domestic abuse and how to manage those risks through the MARAC process in particular.

Through online delivery, the training course will include trainer lecturing and discussion/contribution from delegates.

This course will be delivered by Sophie Wing King Domestic Abuse Coordinator in RBWM and BFC. Handouts will be sent to delegates after the course.
Event Learning Outcomes By the end of the sessions delegates will be able to :

•Develop an understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse
• Identify additional issues faced by marginalised groups suffering domestic abuse
• Understand the extent and severity of domestic abuse
• Understand the reality of living with domestic abuse
• Identify and recognise possible indicators of domestic abuse
• Understand the complexities of leaving an abusive relationship
• Respond effectively to disclosures of domestic abuse
• Identify local policy, procedures and help available to those affected by domestic abuse
• Understand how this learning may impact on their own work situation
Trainers Sophie Wing-King
Expiry Date Sunday 9 March 2025
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 9 March 202209:30 - 13:00Home Study, N/A, N/A