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Responding to Domestic Abuse (Part 2 of 3) Course Full


9:15 am - 4:30 pm


Newcourt Community Centre
Blakeslee Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7UE

Event Type


This one day multi-agency course is designed for frontline practitioners working directly with parents, families, children or young people and will examine safe practice and specific risk factors associated with DVA. The course will equip practitioners with the confidence, knowledge and skills to use an evidence based tool thereby enabling them to work with the appropriate multi-agency risk management system (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)/Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) to address and manage risk.

Brief Outline

The aims of the course are to raise awareness of the impact of abusive relationships within families, considering specifically how children may be affected. The course also aims to increase understanding of the specific risk associated with DVA, including how best to manage them in the context of multi-agency working, raising standards of practice both individually and collectively.

Who should attend

This 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) must be completed before attending this course.

Course Outcomes

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

• Demonstrate an understanding of specific risk factors associated with DVA and appreciate the ways victims and their children may have to behave to manage their safety
• Use an evidence based tool to establish levels of risk in DVA situations and work with appropriate multi-agency systems
• Consider the ongoing role of supporting families experiencing DVA including practices which will safeguard and protect them

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.

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