Domestic Abuse Awareness 22/23

Date & Time:

Thursday 20 October 2022 (10:00 - 13:00)


Sutton Civic Offices, G1B, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA



Group Level 2 (in regular contact with children, young people and/or parent/carer) or Level 3 (predominately working with children) as set out in the Safeguarding Competency framework in London Safeguarding Child Procedures. Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and 3 for health professionals.


This course will help participants understand what domestic violence is, how it may begin, who perpetrates abuse, and how to identify when it may be happening. The course outlines the impact that domestic violence and abuse has on victims and assists learners to understand how to respond appropriately to their concerns


By the end of course participants will be able to :

  • Explain what domestic violence and abuse is and identify who is at risk
  • Gain a greater understanding of the prevalence of the problem
  • Understand the myths and realities regarding domestic abuse
  • Have an understanding of diversity issues within domestic violence cases
  • Classify the behaviours displayed by an abusive person
  • Be able to describe indicators of abuse and recognise them in practice
  • Outline the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) process
  • Describe the physical and psychological effects of violence and abuse
  • Have the confidence to routinely ask about violence and abuse as part of assessments
  • Be able to respond appropriately to disclosures
  • Describe best practices for supporting those experiencing domestic violence
  • Respond with appropriate care to victims and provide safety planning
  • Refer people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence to appropriate support services both local and national

Places Available:


Further Information:


Katharine Lawman & Kiran Modare

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G1B, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)