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Adult safeguarding: domestic violence and the Care Act

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Date(s) - 21 Apr 2016
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Location King’s College London Room 2.03 Bush House (Use North East Entrance on 30 Aldwych Holborn London WC2B 4BG United Kingdom


Course description

Research has shown that domestic violence and abuse (DVA) disproportionately affect vulnerable adults. The new Care Act brings together adult care and support law in once piece of legislation. The course will explore the implications of the new act in the context of DVA, helping participants to identify survivors’ rights under the Act and new duties of local authorities and those working with vulnerable adults.

Participants will gain knowledge on the links between DVA and those with care support needs, as well as what support and interventions can be effective with individuals experiencing these issues. This course includes how to respond appropriately to disclosures and how to support a survivor of abuse by recommending appropriate services. Delegates will also learn about risk, harm and resilience.

Learning Objectives

• To gain awareness of the links between domestic violence and abuse and those with care and support needs including: disability, mental ill-health, problematic substance use and older people.
• To consider the implications of the Care Act for vulnerable adults experiencing DVA
• To learn about the myths and realities regarding domestic violence and abuse and consider the barriers to help seeking and their relationship with additional needs
• To increase knowledge about support and interventions for individuals with care support needs who are experiencing DVA
• To explore the complex issues of risk, change and accessing effective support
• To practise asking about DVA and care needs and responding to disclosure
• To increase best practice working with those who have experienced DVA and are affected by multiple issues
• To consider ways to improve multi-agency working and build links with appropriate services

Who should attend?

This course is open to any professional working with those experiencing domestic violence with wider support needs including mental health, substance use or disability.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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