Domestic Violence & Abuse Training

Duration 2 hours

CPD Approved
Domestic Violence and Abuse
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For teams
  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£30 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

This Domestic Violence training course helps people who work with children to understand what domestic violence is, how it may begin, who perpetrates abuse, and how to identify when it may be happening. The course outlines the impact that domestic violence and abuse has on victims and children, and assists learners to understand how to respond appropriately to their concerns.

Domestic violence and abuse, sometimes referred to as DVA, is a serious safeguarding children issue. Witnessing domestic violence – whether first hand, overhearing it, or only observing the after-effects – is considered a form of significant harm under safeguarding children guidance.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed by a qualified child protection professional

Accredited by CPD

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Understand what is meant by domestic violence and abuse and be aware of the most common components of abuse.
  • Understand the impact that domestic violence and abuse has on victims and their lives.
  • Have an awareness of how domestic violence begins and who may perpetrate the abuse.
  • Understand the impact that domestic violence and abuse has on children, and understand why domestic violence is considered a type of significant harm under safeguarding guidance.
  • Know how to respond appropriately to any concerns about children and their families in relation to domestic violence.

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Module 1: What is Domestic Violence?

Types of domestic violence, statistics, who is at risk from domestic violence and the impact on children.

Module 2: Components of Domestic Violence

The dynamics of domestic violence, the Duluth model, power and control, coercion and threats, intimidation, emotional abuse, isolation, denying and blaming, using children, using privilege and financial abuse.

Module 3: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Victims

How domestic violence begins, who can be a victim of domestic violence, who perpetrates domestic violence, why victims of abuse don’t come forward, the impact of domestic violence, the impact on mental health and coping mechanisms.

Module 4: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

Recognising domestic violence, case example, how children are affected by domestic violence, the impact on children and how children respond to domestic violence.

Module 5: Responding to Concerns

First steps, talking to suspected victims, talking to children, taking action, case example, contacting social care, identifying significant harm, protecting children at risk, Clare’s Law, Domestic Violence Protection Orders and further resources.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

This online domestic violence and abuse course is suitable for professionals in any industry who have contact with children, young adults, and/or their families. The course is written at an introductory level and is suitable for workers of all levels, including part-time staff and volunteers.

If you have not taken any training in child protection before, then it's recommended that you also take an Introduction to Safeguarding Children course alongside this one.

Written by experts

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Antonia Noble

Barrister and Safeguarding Specialist

Antonia Noble is a former criminal barrister with over 25 years of experience and a highly respected safeguarding specialist.

She has worked in a variety of roles with professionals and organisations including responsibilities for adult and child safeguarding as a cabinet member for Gloucestershire County Council. 

She has a vast range of safeguarding and child protection experience that includes roles and duties such as school governor, adult and child safeguarding responsibilities for Local Authorities and with the Criminal Cases Review Commission to review suspected miscarriages of justice.

Antonia has supported and worked with cabinet member issues, heads of children’s services, adult services, Vice Chancellors, police, and senior leaders in health. 

Fairness and justice are at the heart of every aspect of Antonia’s work and she continues to deliver training and support to safeguarding leaders, social workers and a variety of organisations.

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