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Domestic Abuse Awareness

Course Title:
Domestic Abuse Awareness
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Domestic abuse is used by perpetrators to control partners, ex-partners and family members and abusers can increase control gradually over time. Abusive relationships can happen in any circumstances, to any gender, age range or any ethnic or economic background. This course is designed to assist those working in the voluntary and community sectors in Kingston and Richmond to identify possible victims of violence, and ensure that they have knowledge of local resources to help victims of domestic abuse and violence.

This course is delivered in partnership with Safer Kingston Partnership and Richmond Community Safety Partnership.
  Scheduled Dates For Course:
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Course Duration:
Half Day
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This session explores the many theories relating to why domestic abuse occurs, delegates will be introduced to the use of power and control and cycles of abuse, creating a better understanding. There will be an introduction to the effects of domestic abuse on those experiencing it and how professionals can recognise and respond effectively.

This course is delivered as an awareness session. Delegates are encouraged to also attend Domestic Abuse: Risk Assessment and MARAC which is a more intensive one day course that provides more comprehensive information about identifying concerns around domestic violence and how to act upon those concerns.

This course is for all members of the voluntary and community sectors in Kingston & Richmond who work with adults, children and young people. It is a priority for Kingston and Richmond LSCB to ensure that workers from voluntary & community organisations are able to effectively and appropriately respond to domestic abuse and violence concerns.


  Learning Outcomes:

 By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of Domestic Abuse on victims and their families
  • Define Domestic Abuse
  • Evidence knowledge of  understanding of the complexity of reporting or leaving an abusive relationship
  • State the services available to support victims
  • Describe how to respond and refer
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