SafeLives Dash risk checklist for the identification of high risk cases of domestic abuse, stalking and ‘honour’-based violence
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Target Group / Level
This course is targeted to social workers, early help and family support workers, health professionals, housing officers, designated and organisational safeguarding leads and volunteers with safeguarding responsibilities.
Group Level 3 (predominately working with children) as set out in the LSCP and SSAB Safeguarding Competency framework. NHS Inter-Collegiate Standards 3 and above for health professionals.
Course Overview/ Aim
The aim of this course is to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence required to apply the SafeLives risk assessment model in practice and how it fits into wider public protection framework. It will also cover the profile of the domestic violence perpetrator and nature of serial offending and lessons learned from homicide reviews using case studies.
Further details about the SafeLives risk assessment tool is available here
After the end of the course participants will have:
- An improved understanding about agency responsibility in relation to risk identification, assessment and management
- Developed knowledge about the evidence base that underpin the SaveLives risk model and how it fits into the risk management process
- An improved understanding about the risk identification process and the high risk factors for serious harm and homicide
- An increased understanding about the profile of the domestic violence perpetrator and nature of serial offending
- An increased confidence to apply the model
- Developed an understanding about how the model fits into partnership working and the risk management panels including the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARACs) and Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)