Domestic Violence Awareness

This course aims to improve individuals' ability to identify and respond to clients affected by domestic violence. It will examine the dynamics of abusive relationships and provide an overview of the rights and options available to victims and survivors. After completing this course, delegates should be able to identify the core needs of clients and to refer them on to appropriate specialist support services.

Course contains

  • Definitions of Domestic Violence
  • Different forms of Domestic Violence
  • Myths and stereotypes
  • Signs and indicators of Domestic Violence
  • Why clients may remain in or return to abusive relationships
  • 'Honour' based abuse
  • Risk assessment overview and high risk support services
  • Overview of Civil Law legal rights and options
    - Non Molestation Order and Occupation Order Injunctions
    - Protection from Harassment Act
    - Sanctuary Project Provisions by local authorities
  • Signposting and referral to specialist domestic violence services.

Suitable for

Suitable for anyone working with clients or the public within frontline statutory or voluntary sector services who wishes to improve their awareness and understanding of domestic violence.

CPD hours 0