Working with Young People who have Experienced Domestic Violence Training Course (Level 3)

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 Aims

  • Understand the effects of domestic violence
  • Understand characteristics of perpetrators
  • Understand feelings of young people who have experienced domestic violence
  • Understand safeguarding requirements
  • Understand safe working practices
  • Understand ways of providing support


Course Objectives

  1. Define what constitutes domestic violence
  2. Analyse how so-called ‘Honour’ Based Violence’ links into Domestic Violence
  3. Identify the immediate and long-term effects of experiencing or witnessing domestic violence on young people and families
  4. Consider the various viewpoints and opinions which society may have of domestic violence
  5. Describe characteristics which are potentially associated with the personality of a perpetrator of domestic violence
  6. Discuss possible reasons why it may be difficult for a person to leave the home despite experiencing domestic violence
  7. Describe the feelings which young people may experience when first arriving in a support service and when taking part in supervised contact visits with parents (including the perpetrator)
  8. Describe how these feelings may be presented outwardly by the young person to their supporters
  9. Identify the additional safeguards which may be required to provide the best protection possible to the young person and support teams
  10. Define how support services meet legislative requirements and sector regulations in terms of safeguarding
  11. Describe how to apply safe working practices
  12. Define what is meant by the term ‘concerning sexualised behaviour’
  13. Explain why some young people who have experienced sexual domestic violence may present concerning sexualised behaviour
  14. Identify specific risk assessment requirements in relation to working with young people who present concerning sexualised behaviours
  15. Explain ways of providing support to young people who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence
  16. Define 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.

Links to QCF Units

This attachment and loss training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children’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’s Workforce.


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


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

Training Course Duration

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

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