Domestic Violence and Abuse
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.
Developed by a qualified child protection professional
Accredited by CPD
Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
Full audio voiceover
Approximate duration: 2 hours
On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
Who Should Take This Course?
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.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming
to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Screenshots (click to view)
If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!
Interactive Demo »
The course is divided into 5 accessible, interactive modules and includes an
assessment at the end:
- What is Domestic Violence? – types of domestic violence, statistics, who is at risk from domestic violence and the impact on children.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Course Overview (PDF) »
Aims of the Domestic Violence and Abuse course
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.
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.
Other Courses You May be Interested In
This advanced safeguarding children course is designed to help managers develop the best practice through effective management skills and understanding of roles within the child protection system.
Learn More »
This Advanced Safeguarding Adults course aims to provide those with safeguarding responsibilities with a better understanding of the principles of the Care Act, how to take a person-centered approach to safeguarding, and how to identify and respond to any issues or concerns that arise amongst the adults in need that they work with.
Learn More »