This interactive and thought-provoking training seeks to develop professional’s knowledge around the devastating impact of domestic abuse on adults and children. It challenges the myths and stereotypes around abuse and equips delegates with the knowledge and confidence to ask the question, better understand the dynamics of abuse, how to signpost victims to lifesaving services and schemes both nationally and locally and gives staff the confidence to be professionally curious and think the unthinkable. It will examine the dynamics around coercive control, why victims find it hard to disclose and leave and some of the tactics used by perpetrators. It will develop other areas of additional vulnerability such as age, disability, pregnancy and how professionals can reduce the risk of homicide, sharing lessons learned and the concept of professional helplessness.
The recent Transforming the Response to Domestic Abuse, Consultation Response and Draft Bill (HM Government 2019) highlighted the top 3 professional groups that needed to do more to recognise the signs of domestic abuse, Education being one. This training is embedded in the principles of “Getting it right first time” and supporting professionals in what is a complex, challenging and emotive area. Survivors of abuse say they are more likely to disclose if asked the question and dealt with in an empathetic manner by confident professionals. This training is critical in improving the lives of many suffering in silence and delivering against the key objective of safeguarding. The training is targeted at a whole school approach for all staff, as domestic abuse is “Everyone’s business”.
- Develop professional’s knowledge and confidence around the dynamics of domestic abuse and coercive control on adults and children.
- Equip delegates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to provide a proactive, responsive, and safe service to families experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
- Equip delegates with the knowledge and confidence to ask the question and signpost victims to specialist services and schemes.
- Explore why victims find it hard to disclose and leave abusive relationships (risk of homicide) and some of the tactics used by perpetrators.
- Challenge the myths and stereotypes around abuse.
- Provide delegates with the confidence to be professionally curious and think the unthinkable.
- Better understand the whole community response to domestic abuse and how to refer. Think family.
- Develop knowledge around Multi Agency Risk Assessments Conferences (MARAC) process and how to refer.
- Understand the links to other vulnerabilities such as drugs, alcohol, age, disability, and pregnancy.
All staff within schools and early years education. A whole team approach. This training is not limited to education but accessible to any agency/organisation.
We are currently delivering our courses via Zoom Live. We use many different methods to make sure courses are as interactive as possible and expect delegates to have cameras on and sound on when required. We also request that you take part in the feedback on our courses so that we can improve our services every time. We provide individual certificates for all of our courses.
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