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Social Care and Criminal Justice

   

Domestic Abuse Awareness

Usual course length: 1-2 days

Courses can be tailor-made from the following elements:

  • The definition of domestic abuse, and debunking the myth that domestic abuse only relates to physical violence
  • The ‘warning signs’ that someone may be at risk of abuse
  • The prevalence of domestic abuse, including current statistics, facts and figures
  • Why victims stay; an overview of the barriers which can prevent victims from accessing help and support
  • An introduction into how the law around domestic abuse has changed, particularly in relation to coercive control
  • Safeguarding: what action is required if there is evidence that a client is at risk from domestic abuse
  • An overview of the support available for victims of domestic abuse; including the external controls which can be placed upon perpetrators