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Understanding Domestic Abuse (Part 1 of 3) Course Full


9:15 am - 4:30 pm


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

Event Type


This one day, face to face, multi agency course will examine current knowledge and information regarding DVA. It will equip practitioners with the skills they need to offer help and support to those who access their services as a result of DVA. The 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 raise awareness of the impact of abusive relationships, increase understanding of how best to offer help and support and raise standards of practice both individually and collectively.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for all staff and volunteers who work with adults, children, young people or families.

Course Outcomes

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

• Demonstrate an understanding of the extent of DVA within our society and the effects that abuse can have within intimate relationships
• Explore strategies and practices to protect and safeguard those experiencing DVA
• Practice using appropriate interventions

Suggested Frequency

To be completed by all Universal Services, before attending Part 2 Responding to Domestic Abuse (Part 2 of 3)  or Part 3 Challenging Domestic Abuse (Part 3 of 3)

This course is a pre-requisite for both Part 2 and Part 3

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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