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Raising Awareness of Domestic Abuse, including Coercive Control

Date(s) - 16/03/2020
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

East Devon District Council

Bitesize Awareness Sessions –
recognising the implications for staff members and customers


Brief Outline :

One in three women and one in six men are likely to experience some form of domestic abuse or coercive control from a partner during their lifetime. There is no discrimination as to age, sex, social status or same sex relationships. That means that statistically you, a family member, a work colleague, a team member or clients you are working with is likely to be experiencing some form of domestic abuse right now.

Who should attend :

This training is designed to support managers, team leaders, and staff such as housing officers, those in customer liaison roles, practitioners working with families and safeguarding lead officers – anyone who works with vulnerable children and young people.

Course outcomes :
  • A broad outline of domestic abuse to raise general awareness and broad the knowledge around the complex nature of domestic abuse
  • Definitions on the different forms of domestic abuse including coercive control
  • Challenging the myths
  • Increased knowledge on the impact of domestic abuse
  • Identifying domestic abuse
  • How to talk to clients about what they are dealing with and offer basic support



To book a place, please contact Helen Duke, Training & Development Officer, East Devon District Council on the following email –