Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Children

Course description

Target audience is any professionals from the voluntary, statutory and/or private sectors that work with adults where it is known or suspected that domestic abuse is an issue, e.g., Social Workers, Family Support Workers, adult mental health workers, children’s workers, Youth Offending Team workers, education staff, Social Care staff, NHS staff, refuge staff.

Learning outcomes (which can be amended)

By the end of the session, learners should be able to:

  • Describe what domestic abuse is
  • List myths and stereotypes associated with domestic abuse
  • Identify facts and figures associated with domestic abuse
  • Explain the legal and policy context of domestic abuse
  • Outline the motivations of typical perpetrators
  • Recognise the signs and indicators of domestic abuse
  • Consider domestic abuse as a child protection issue
  • Explain the role of risk assessments in domestic abuse, specifically DASH
  • Consider local p[protocols for joint working and how to refer into Children’s Social Care
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