Domestic Abuse Awareness

Themed Course

18 October 2017

From 09:00 - 16:00

No Long Taking Bookings! E-Learning Recommended

This aim of this course is to raise awareness and understanding of Domestic Abuse and its impact on those involved. It is a one day inter-agency course delivered by a pool of multi-agency practitioners.

Target Audience: Groups 1–8

"As many as one third of females and one sixth of males report that they have experienced harassment and/or domestic abuse in their lives" (British Crime Survey 2012)

Considering these statistics this course would be suitable for any worker coming into contact with members of the public. This includes workers who may be a victim's first point of contact with a service as well as those working directly with children, young people and families.

Course Content

The session involves some PowerPoint presentation, group work, experiential exercises, video clip and flip chart work.

In particular the session covers:

  • Different forms of domestic abuse – it is not solely about violence.
  • Domestic abuse as a control mechanism/diversity issues.
  • Definitions and prevalence of domestic abuse.
  • Why people stay in abusive relationships/why people abuse.
  • Recognising domestic abuse as a child protection issue.
  • Looking at a multi-agency approach to domestic abuse.
  • Local resources and support services.

Please note there will be an addition to the programme during 2014 of a Level 3 Domestic Abuse Course – The Whole Family Approach. This will be a modular course and all who work directly with children, families and adults should attend. Details of the course will follow.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will:

  • Be aware of the incidence and impact of domestic abuse both locally and nationally.
  • Understand some of the dynamics involved in domestic abuse.
  • Be aware of the impact on children and young people.
  • Be aware of good practise in working with domestic abuse.
  • Understand diversity issues in domestic abuse.
  • Have increased knowledge of tools, processes and services that can help those affected by domestic abuse.
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Multi-Agency Training

TSCB Charging Policy for Safeguarding Training

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TSCB minimum standards for basic single agency safeguarding children awareness raising training are designed to assure that relevant training across all agencies and services in Tameside is delivered to a consistently high standard. They will be utilised by the Learning Improvement and Activity Sub- Group to quality assure relevant training. It should be noted that basic single agency awareness training should not be utilised to negate the requirement for professionals or volunteers in Tameside, whose work brings them into with children and their families, from acquiring or refreshing their Multi-Agency safeguarding knowledge via TSCB’s Multi-Agency Training Offer.

What to do if you are worried about a child

If you think a child is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being please contact one of the numbers shown on this page.

Your phone call could help to safeguard a child who may be at risk.

If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

If the child is not in immediate danger contact:

Children's Hub

  • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
  • Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222
  • GM Procedures Manual
  • Safeguarding concerns can be reported to the Children's Hub using the Online Electronic Referral form