Domestic Violence and Housing

This course explores housing problems associated with domestic violence. Delegates will develop an understanding of the legal and housing options that are available in order to support clients and also the impact of the Homelessness Reduction Act on this area of work.

Public course dates
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Location Public Course Price
  Standard   Commercial Concessionary
21 Jun 2018 London £230.00 £260.00 £180.00
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13 Sep 2018 London £230.00 £260.00 £180.00
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4 Dec 2018 London £230.00 £260.00 £180.00
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Group training (5-18 staff): Commercial rate £955; Standard / Concessionary £890 + plus trainer’s expenses + VAT

‘Well placed course, good breadth of knowledge for someone with basic knowledge of housing and family law.’

Refugee Support Coordinator, British Red Cross

‘The most helpful and enlightening training.... it will improve my practice and outcomes for my clients no end.’

Refuge Project Worker, SDAS

Course contains

  • Occupation rights
  • Civil remedies available under the Family Law Act 1996 (injunctions and transfers of tenancy applications)
  • Protection from Harassment Act
  • Local authority homelessness prevention initiatives to support victims of domestic violence who wish to remain in their homes
  • Homelessness legislation in domestic violence cases
  • Women or men with no recourse to public funds
  • Signposting and referral to specialist domestic violence agencies
  • Implications of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

Learning outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the occupation rights of individuals affected by domestic violence
  • Understand the different civil and criminal legal options available to those who have been affected by domestic violence
  • Identify local authority strategies that could make life safer for victims of domestic violence
  • Understand how a victim of domestic violence may be able to make a homeless application.

Suitable for

People who give advice and support to those who have experienced domestic violence. Previous training in domestic violence awareness would be an advantage.

Meet the trainer

Deborah Winterbourne LLB, LLM, BSc, MA, MSc has run hundreds of domestic violence courses for Shelter for over ten years. She is an expert in legal remedies for victims of domestic violence and her trainings cover a diverse range of issues such as housing, homelessness, injunctions, property rights, forced marriage, trafficking, children law, criminal law, FGM, divorce and cohabitation. Deborah qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and has a masters degree in public international law. She has worked in private practice as a solicitor and for national and international organisations covering a wide range of laws. She is also a qualified psychotherapist.

CPD hours 5