Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control in the safeguarding adults’ context-22/23

Date & Time:

Thursday 8 December 2022 (09:30 - 12:30)





This course is targeted to adults social care staff and those in residential care, nursing care, home care and supported living settings, personal assistants and other frontline practitioners who have regular contact with service users/patients and their families or carers in the London Borough of Sutton.

 The session is delivered jointly with children staff and volunteers.

 Staff Groups B, C, D, and E as per the Bournemouth University National Mental Capacity Act Competency Framework. 

Level 3 staff and above (ref: NHS Intercollegiate document 2018 - Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies For Healthcare Staff): Registered health care staff who engage in assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of adults where there are safeguarding concerns (as appropriate to role). ole)


The aim of this course is to enable professionals to understand how domestic abuse and coercive control legislation and best practice principles apply to safeguarding adults contexts.


By the end of this session participants will have an :

  • increased knowledge and understanding about the definition of domestic abuse and the complex range of behaviours: involved as outlined in the Duluth Wheel
  • increased understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on a person
  • improved awareness of to identify and recognised the effects of coercion and control on decision-making, and when a safeguarding response is required
  • increased knowledge and confidence on how to safely raise the issue of domestic abuse with a service user
  • awareness on how to recognise when risks to the service user are increasing and when to refer to another professional
  • increased understanding of the principles of Making Safeguarding Personal and how they would apply to practice in domestic abuse circumstances

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