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Domestic Abuse Awareness training

When:
May 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
2018-05-22T09:00:00+01:00
2018-05-22T13:00:00+01:00
Where:
Committee Room One, County Hall
County Hall
Matlock DE4 3AG
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Debbie Higton
01629 536598

About the Domestic Abuse Awareness Training: 

This FREE half day course is designed for practitioners who have little or no knowledge about domestic abuse and the services available in Derbyshire. It aims to help you identify different forms of domestic abuse, why it occurs, the facts and myths about domestic abuse, the implications for someone leaving an abusive relationship, the services available in Derbyshire and how to refer into them.

The course would act as a refresher for anyone who has attended domestic abuse training some years ago. It is suggested that that this course is attended prior to attending MARAC training.

The course is aimed at:

Any agency in Derbyshire wishing to learn more about domestic abuse and  how to refer into services, including

  • Frontline staff  / middle managers in agencies who may deal with those affected by domestic abuse– g. Police, Fire Service, Children and Younger Adults inc Schools, Adult Social Services, health representatives, including GPs, housing & homelessness staff, probation service providers, drug and alcohol workers, voluntary and community groups supporting victims of DA etc
  • All community safety partners and professionals wishing to know more, particularly if they have not attended a similar course in the last three years
  • Elected Members interested in the Domestic Abuse agenda
  • Individuals who also wish to attend MARAC training who have not attended domestic abuse awareness training recently.

Please note: Research tells us that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men will have experienced domestic abuse at some time in the course of their life. If you are a manager requiring staff to book onto this course, please be sensitive to this fact if staff seem unwilling to attend.

More information?

If you would like more information about the course content please contact Alison Boyce on 01629 538272

Please help us – pass this on…

We are aiming to circulate this invite as widely as possible. Please help us by passing this onto your colleagues and any contacts you have that fall into the categories above. We would prefer partners to receive this email more than once, rather than miss out on the chance of FREE Domestic Abuse Awareness training.

Thanks in advance for your completed booking forms and your help in passing on this information.