Assessing the needs of Children in situations of Domestic Abuse

Course Aim:

To help practitioners to recognise and work with the complex factors affecting domestic abuse, and how this impacts on children and use this knowledge to carry out effective assessments which lead to the right help being provided to individual children and their families.

Course outcomes: 

Participants will be offered the opportunity to:

  • Familiarise with the Home Office and Legal definitions of Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse
  • Understand the different forms in which domestic abuse can be perpetrated
  • Appreciate the impact of domestic abuse on children at different stages of their development
  • Be familiar with the local inter-agency procedures on domestic violence
  • Be able to carry out an assessment of risk
  • Consider the CAADA -DASH risk assessment and it’s possible use by multi-agency’s practitioners
  • Appreciate the difficulties faced by victims and their children in leaving the violent relationship
  • Clarify how to support victims and their children in reducing the risk through effective interventions and safety planning.