Domestic Abuse and its impact on Families - Antser
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People

Domestic Abuse and its impact on Families

This highly specialised course supports participants in developing a better understanding of the impact of domestic abuse in families.
1 day
up to 22 people face to face
up to 15 people remotely

Learning outcomes


  • Define Domestic Violence and Abuse and current appropriate legislation.
  • Understand the impact of domestic abuse on the non-abusing parent, including how this can affect their capacity to care for their children.
  • Understand the dynamics of domestic abuse, stalking and so-called HBV
  • Identify how domestic abuse can adversely impact on children’s safety, development and emotional well-being.
  • Know how to respond to any concerns around domestic violence and abuse.
  • Understand some of the additional risk factors associated with domestic abuse, including mental ill health, substance misuse / alcohol use.


The course aims to raise awareness of the impact of domestic violence and abuse on children and families.  By the end of the session, participants will feel more confident in their ability to recognise and respond to the needs of children living in households affected by domestic violence and abuse.

This course is delivered by our expert facilitators who will bring their first hand experience and tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

Our course covers the following topics:

  • Introduce self and aims for today
  • Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence – Definitions/Myths and Misconceptions
  • Dynamics of Domestic Abuse – Controlling and Coercive Behaviour
  • Power and Control
  • Covid-19 and Domestic Abuse
  • Parenting Capacity
  • Domestic Abuse and Children and young people
  • Risk Factors
  • Barriers and risk to leaving
  • Following a Disclosure
  • Carrying out a DASH risk assessment Providing Support
  • Safety Planning
  • Roles and responsibilities of different agencies
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This course includes:

  • Case studies
  • Safeguarding practice reviews
  • Group work
  • Resources

Benefits of the course:

  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in the UK
  • No pre requisites needed to join this course
  • Delivery from professional and expert facilitators in the field

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