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Challenging Domestic Abuse (Part 3 of 3) – FULL


9:15 am - 4:30 pm


Newcourt Community Centre, Exeter
Blakeslee Dr, Exeter, EX2 7FN

Event Type



This one day course will examine the behaviour of individuals who use abuse in relationships and will enable participants to apply appropriate interventions. This course is practical and user-friendly. Participants will experience an enjoyable and productive workshop involving group discussion and participative exercises.

Brief Outline:

The aims of the course are to:

• To increase the safety of victims and children
• To increase the level of accountability of those using abusive behaviour by naming it with the context of an unhealthy relationship
• To increase engagement of Practitioners with those behaving abusively

Who should attend

The course is suitable for multi-agency Front Line Practitioners who work with parents, families, children and young people.

N.B. Part 1 – Understanding Domestic Abuse (Part 1 of 3) and Responding to Domestic Abuse (Part 2 of 3) must be completed before attending the course.

Course Outcomes

By the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

• Identify the themes of abusive behaviour and their possible motivation
• Recognise the challenges posed by Perpetrators when assessing DVA
• Identify interpersonal skills necessary to engage with those that may be using abusive behaviour
• Consider how to avoid collusion with abusive behaviour
• Know the specialist local projects and an overview of the work they do including how to contact them
• Increase their awareness of multi-agency best practice in relation to DVA
• Work within a context of monitoring risk and keep safety at the focus of all practice

All staff working with children will fall into one or more of the groups below:

Group 1 Staff in infrequent contact with children and/or parents/carers who may become aware of abuse or neglect
Group 2 Staff in regular, or periods of intense, contact with children and/or parents/carers who may identify concerns about the maltreatment of children and be part of Early Help activities
Group 3 Staff who work predominantly with children and/or parents/carers who contribute to assessments, planning, intervention and reviewing of needs and may be part of Early Help through to Child in Need activities
Group 4 Staff with particular responsibility for children subject to Section 47. or Children in Need
Group 5 Professional advisers, including designated safeguarding leads
Group 6 Operations managers at all levels, including those managing child protection units
Group 7 Senior managers responsible for strategic management of services
Group 8 Members of LSCBs, including members of sub-and working groups of LSCBs.

Funding/Cancellation Policy

You must have the agreement of your Manager or Funding Agency to attend this course, unless you wish to attend in a self-funding capacity. Please note that if payment is not received for delegates from non-partner agencies 4 weeks before the course is due to run your place may be cancelled.

Please make yourself aware of the cancellation policy before booking a place as cancellations with less than 4 week’s notice of the course date will incur a charge unless a substitute is found.

Register to book a place.