Engaging Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

Date & Time:

Thursday 23 January 2020 (10:00 - 16:00)

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Sutton Civic Offices, G3, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA


Target Group / Level

All staff within LBS Adults and Children's Social Care services

Course Overview

A one day introductory level course for practitioners in frontline services looking to gain a theoretical grounding in intimate partner violence as well as engage with reflective and experiential learning, practice and demonstration role plays.

Learning Outcomes

The core principles of perpetrator intervention work: 
- Understanding domestic violence 
- Ethical and safe intervention with perpetrators of domestic violence 
- Placing the experience of victims at the centre of the work 
- A perpetrator programme in the context of a co-ordinated community response 
- Understanding of the different dynamics of male and female perpetration 

Individual work and assessment with perpetrators: 
- Understanding denial and minimisation 
- Risk identification and safety planning 

Group work : 
- Increasing disclosure, naming the violence 
- A functional analysis of violence 
- Accountability & talking to children responsibly about violence 
- Using drama, role play and re-enactments 
- Techniques for developing empathy 
- Compassion with-out collusion – working with the men’s own abuse 
- A reparative group process – re-positioning shame 
- Practice group work 
- Increased understanding of coercive control and its intents 


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:


Maria Cripps

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G3, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)