Target Staff:Those who work regularly with children and young people and adults who are parents or carers and may be asked to contribute to assessment of children in need (Group 3) and those with a particular responsibility for safeguarding children (Group 4).
Course Duration:One day
Course Aim:To raise awareness of the impact of domestic abuse on children and families, and to gain confidence in responding to their needs.
Learning outcomes -By the end of this course participants should be able to:
Define Domestic Abuse.
Understand the Power & Control dynamics of domestic violence/abuse [Duluth model].
Identify the risks presented by domestic abuse to children’s safety, development & education.
Understand the impact of domestic abuse on the non-abusing parent and how this can affect their ability to care appropriately.
Identify the additional risk factors associated with domestic abuse, such as mental health, drugs and alcohol use.
Describe inter-agency roles and responsibilities for providing services to parents and children experiencing violence.