SafeLives Dash risk checklist for the identification of high risk cases of domestic abuse, stalking and ‘honour’-based violence 22/23
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Target Group / Level
This course is targeted to adults and children health and social care staff in a wide range of setting which includes foster carers, family support workers, children home staff, and those in residential care, nursing care, home care and supported living settings, personal assistants and other frontline practitioners and volunteers who have regular contact with service users/patients and their families or carers in the London Borough of Sutton.
Group Level 2 (regular contact with children, young people and/or parent/carer) or Level 3 (predominantly working with children) or above (including strategic leads), and NHS Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and above for health professionals.
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).
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)