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Routine enquiry: supporting workers to ask about abuse (FULLY BOOKED)

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Date(s) - 16 Feb 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Location Amnesty International UK 25 New Inn Yard London EC2A 3EA United Kingdom


Course description

The model known as ‘routine enquiry’, where individuals are routinely asked about abuse and whether they would like information about sources of help, is increasingly being used in frontline health, social care and advice services. Research shows that most victims/survivors will not disclose gender based violence & abuse unless directly asked. It also shows that women who have experienced or are experiencing gender based violence and abuse want to be asked, and that those who are not do not mind being asked. The biggest block to asking about gender violence and abuse is that many professionals fear a disclosure of abuse. Those who feel ill-equipped to say or do the right thing would therefore rather avoid the subject. This training is designed to address these concerns.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how attitudes and beliefs towards gender based violence and abuse can impact on practice.
  • Understand the nature, prevalence and impact of gender based violence and abuse.
  • Understand how and where survivors of abuse are likely to seek help.
  • Be able to encourage and respond appropriately to disclosures of gender based violence and abuse.
  • Develop confidence in asking a routine question about gender based violence and abuse.
  • Know how to identify risk, sign-post and provide information about support options in relation to asking a routine question about gender based violence and abuse.
  • Consider how routine enquiry can be implemented across services and organisations.

Who should attend

This course will be beneficial to frontline professionals working in health, social care or advice organisations who are responsible for asking about abuse or decision-makers who are considering implementing routine enquiry into their organisation.

This FREE training is offered as part of the ASCENT Project of the London VAWG Consortium, funded by London Councils. Delegates must be from voluntary sector organisations in London, working with service users at risk of domestic violence and abuse. The training is limited to 16 places, with no more than two delegates from each organisation. Delegates are selected to meet the needs of the funder with respect to geographic distribution and size of organisation.

The course equates to 6 CPD points.

Applications for this training will close at 12pm (noon) on 5 January 2017. If you have applied, you will be contacted by 17 Jan to inform you if your application has been successful.


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