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Domestic Abuse - Two Day Course and Advanced One Day Course

Domestic abuse has a major impact on the health and welfare of women and children worldwide.

The British Crime Survey 2006 reported that 1 in 3 women experience domestic abuse at some time in their lives. There are also many men who experience domestic abuse and experiences for men and women can either be in heterosexual or same-gender relationships.

In England and Wales, two to three women per week are murdered by a current or former partner.

All of these factors can have a devastating impact on children and young people. To fully understand their experiences we must examine the dynamic of the abusive relationship and the risks it poses.


Domestic Abuse Two Day Course

 To see dates of courses up to January 2019 and book your place please scroll to the bottom of this section.

Target Audience:

This course is relevant to any professional working in any capacity where domestic violence and abuse may be present.  (Staff wishing to attend must have attended the Foundation or Revision child protection training).

Aims - Day 1

To raise awareness of domestic abuse and consider the impact of such abuse upon children.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the programme, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand the extent of domestic abuse both locally and nationally
  • Recognise the context and impact of domestic abuse on those who experience it
  • Explore the characteristics of abusive relationships including sexual abuse of the victim
  • Have a basic understanding of risk in relation to domestic abuse (including MARAC) and the importance of safety planning
  • Understand the importance of multi-agency responses, domestic abuse policy and strategy
  • Be aware of services and resources for domestic abuse

Aims - Day 2

To enable participants to understand the range of ways in which children are affected by living with domestic violence and to identify risk, and their support needs.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Understand how the perpetrator draws the children into the violence and abuse
  • Understand how the violence and abuse affects children, and also how it impacts upon the non-abusing partner's parenting
  • Identify children's support needs and levels of risk
  • Begin to identify ways to engage with children and young people about the issue of domestic violence
  • Understand the importance of safety planning for children and young people

Other Information:

Facilitators: Tess Biddington & Jodie Das, Safeguarding Children Trainers Lunch is not provided


If you have any questions about this training course, please contact the Adult Education Team on 01452 583863 or email adedsafeguardingcourses@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Booking a place on this course

Please complete the online booking form in the final column of your chosen date, the form will open in a new window.

Please select two convenient dates for your chosen course, and then complete the online .  When you have fully completed the form, click the submit button.

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Training Dates to March 2019




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 Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th Jan 2019

Cheltenham Civil Service Club, Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham. GL51 9SL


Full Day



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Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th March 2019

Brockworth Community Centre, Court Road, Brockworth. GL3 4ET

Full Day



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 Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st March 2019


Cotswold Civil Service Club,

(Formally  Cheltenham Civil Service Club)
Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham. GL51 9SL


 Full Day



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Aim of course


To provide a framework for critical reflection, for the assessment and management of harm caused by domestic abuse in families.


This course promotes a holistic family perspective when working with domestic abuse including a focus on assessing and managing those using abusive behavior in their relationships


Learning Outcomes


By the end of the course, participants will:


  • Recognise different dynamics of domestic and family violence through exploring typologies of intimate partner violence. 
  • Consider the assessment skills required to identify the different dynamics of domestic and family violence 
  • Gain knowledge of the risks that can be presented to children and adults within different contexts of domestic and family violence. 
  • Consider care pathways for families experiencing domestic violence and abuse and practice appropriate interventions with children and families 
  • Develop skills to hold challenging conversations about domestic violence and abuse with families 
  • Understand the importance of strengths based working with domestic and family violence, keeping safety central throughout all interventions.
  • Appreciate the importance of multi-agency partnerships and practices in supporting the safety and wellbeing of children and families experiencing domestic abuse.

Training dates to February 2018

 Dates          Location                       Time  Book Now

 Monday 5th February 2018

 Oakley Resource Centre, Clyde Crescent, Cheltenham GL52 2QJ



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