CPD: Domestic abuse: helping parents reduce the harm to their children
(formerly entitled Safeguarding children living with domestic abuse). Please note that from 2013 onwards, this course will take place over 3 days rather than 4.
About the course
"As I work with adult survivors I don't think I fully appreciated how crucial my role is with regards to safeguarding children and what valuable information I can gain by speaking to my clients more about their children. I have taken away valuable tools which I feel can benefit my whole team to better protect our clients' children.”
Domestic abuse victims with young children suffer the most severe abuse and their children are at risk of physical and psychological harm. 69% of victims accessing high risk services have children.*
The Munro Review of Child Protection identified concerns about how professionals respond to children who are living with domestic abuse. Victims need effective support from skilled and experienced professionals to help them appreciate how best to protect their children.
As a learner, you will benefit by:
- Building greater confidence, enabling you to provide more effective support.
- Equipping yourself with the most up-to-date, evidence based learning so you can immediately change your practice and make victims and their children safer.
- Confidently applying advanced skills and knowledge gained on the course - become a safeguarding 'expert' within your service.
- Developing your career by engaging in Continuing Professional Development.
Benefits to service managers
- Recent research shows that 69% of high risk victims have children.* By purchasing this training for staff you can improve practice and make victims and their children safer.
- Demonstrate to funders that you are commissioning ready by building the skills profile of your team in line with the needs of your service users.
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* Safety in Numbers: A multi-site evaluation of Independent Domestic Violence Advisor Services, 2009.