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Domestic Abuse

Subject category: Safeguarding and Legal

Course overview

This course had been developed to give learners an awareness and understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and provide them with practical tools to use in service delivery including risk assessment, safety planning and exploring options including housing, security and civil/criminal remedies.

This course can be used to support an organisation to achieve the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) accreditation.

This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Powerpoint, flipchart to record and display feedback, groups work, discussion and feedback, DVD clips, Q&A and activities, Our Girl –Film about forced marriage, True Stories – Film detailing true stories, Case Studies from Action Against Abuse, DASH Risk Identification Checklist (RIC), MARAC Flowchart.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
Safeguarding Competency Framework,
The Care Act 2014 

Course content

Definition of Domestic Abuse and what constitutes abuse
Statistics and prevalence in our society
The cycle of abuse
Repeat incidents, barriers to leaving an abusive relationship and reporting incidents
Victim (female and male) and perpetrator behaviours / psychological responses
The impact on physical health, mental health and the economy
Child protection procedures and the impact of abuse on children
Key risk indicators and dynamic risk assessment, important factors to consider
Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage and DASH risk assessments
Safeguarding measures (including MARAC), appropriate intervention, how to respond, when and how to refer
The legal framework for information sharing, The Criminal Justice System and Civil Orders
Roles, responsibilities and strategies available for effective multi-agency working through best practice
Resources and support available 

Learning outcomes

Explain the use of DASH- Domestic Abuse, Stalking and ‘Honour’ based violence- Risk Identification checklist (RIC) to identify risk
Describe the MARAC process, including how to identify high risk cases of domestic abuse, links to other safeguarding and public protection  arrangements for both adults and children
Describe the resources and support available
Explain the legal framework for information sharing
Describe the strategies that can be used by different agencies to increase the safety of victims of domestic abuse and their children


6 hours

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