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1 Day Course

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Where and When

Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK, contact us for availability.

Accredited Course

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

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Course Overview

This training course provides professionals who work with children and young people who have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse with knowledge of the way their experiences may have affected them, the impact and their feelings.

This training course considered the safeguarding requirements, safe ways of working and how to provide support which specifically approaches the issues of domestic violence. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand the effects of domestic violence
  • 1.1Define what constitutes domestic violence.
  • 1.2Analyse how so-called ‘Honour’ Based Violence’ links into Domestic Violence
  • 1.3Identify the immediate and long-term effects of experiencing or witnessing domestic violence on young people and families
  • 1.4Consider the various viewpoints and opinions which society may have of domestic violence
2Understand characteristics of perpetrators
  • 2.1Describe characteristics which are potentially associated with the personality of a perpetrator of domestic violence.
  • 2.2Discuss possible reasons why it may be difficult for a person to leave the home despite experiencing domestic violence.
3Understand feelings of young people who have experienced domestic violence
  • 3.1Describe the feelings which young people may experience in the following situations: When first arriving in a support service and When taking part in supervised contact visits with parents (including the perpetrator).
  • 3.2Describe how these feelings may be presented outwardly by the young person to their supporters
4Understand safeguarding requirements
  • 4.1Identify the additional safeguards which may be required to provide the best protection possible to the young person and support teams
  • 4.2Define how support services meet legislative requirements and sector regulations in terms of safeguarding.
5Understand safe working practices
  • 5.1Describe how to apply safe working practices including: Physical contact, Lone working, Allegations, Absconding (going back to the perpetrator) and Sexualised behaviour
  • 5.2Define what is meant by the term ‘concerning sexualised behaviour’.
  • 5.3Explain why some young people who have experienced sexual domestic violence may present concerning sexualised behaviour.
  • 5.4Identify specific risk assessment requirements in relation to working with young people who present concerning sexualised behaviours
6Understand ways of providing support
  • 6.1Explain ways of providing support to young people who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence.
  • 6.2Define ways of supporting colleagues who support young people who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence.


The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.


Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Additional Information

Training course duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

Availability of this training course

This Domestic Violence Training Course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Audience for this course

This Domestic Violence Training Course is designed for professionals working with children and young people including support teams and foster carers.

QCF Units

<p>This attachment and loss training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children&rsquo;s Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People&rsquo;s Workforce.</p>

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