Basic Domestic Abuse
Half or 1-Day Course
This course is at a basic level for those with no previous formal training in Domestic Abuse. It is the first session, with the expectation to also attend Advanced session for a fuller understanding. This session is focussed and packed with lots of info and some interactive exercises and a short video clip, but limited time prevents deeper exploration of the subject, long discussion or case studies. It is suitable as a starter or for non frontline staff who need a basic understanding of this subject. In order to complete the Advanced sessions it would be expected trainees would have completed the Basic session first as they are designed to be complimentary.
- An Awareness of definition and behaviours recognised as domestic abuse and honour-based violence in the UK.
- A Basic understanding of the dynamics of abusive relationships
- Will Understand the basic impact of domestic abuse on victims/survivors of all ages
- Will have increased their ability to identify indicators and ask the question.
- An awareness of basic assessment processes and referral pathways for domestic abuse victims
- The capacity to be part of an effective multi-agency response to domestic abuse at a local and community level.
This Course Can be Tailored for Your Setting
We can adapt this course to promote Domestic Abuse Awareness in your setting after discussion with the manager booking the training, and on receipt of any DA policies and procedures already being used in the agency. The aim is to make the training relevant to those attending in their varied roles. The longer the session, the more relevant in-depth information and discussion is possible, and the more interactive the session can be, towards creating an opportunity to develop new ways of working to respond to the issue more effectively.
- Staff will understand the definition of domestic abuse and some relevant statistics
- Staff will understand the basic dynamics of abusive relationships
- Staff will gain an insight into the impact of DA in the lives of their specific client group and in their setting…patients, children, young people and parents, members of the public, families
- Staff will gain some skills to respond effectively to ask the question, basic risk assessment, offer signposting to specialist services or programmes.
- Be aware of current police reporting of DA incidents involving children to the agency where appropriate
- Staff will have considered ways to implement improved responses within their agency.