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Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse Levels 1 and 2 (CPD Accredited)

In February 2014, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued guidance on domestic violence making recommendations for how health and social professionals could improve how they respond to domestic violence. This e-learning programme will enable you to meet levels 1 and 2 of the NICE guidance and is applicable to all health and social care professionals.

Level 1: Staff should be trained to respond to a disclosure of domestic violence and abuse sensitively and in a way that ensures people’s safety. They should also be able to direct people to specialist services. This level of training is for: physiotherapists, speech therapists, dentists, youth workers, care assistants, receptionists, interpreters and non-specialist voluntary and community sector workers.

Level 2: Staff should be trained to ask about domestic violence and abuse in a way that makes it easier for people to disclose it. This involves an understanding of the epidemiology of domestic violence and abuse, how it affects people’s lives and the role of professionals in intervening safely. Staff should also be able to respond with empathy and understanding, assess someone’s immediate safety and offer referral to specialist services. Typically this level of training is for: nurses, accident and emergency doctors, adult social care staff, ambulance staff, children’s centre staff, children and family social care staff, GPs, mental health professionals, midwives, health visitors, paediatricians, health and social care professionals in education (including school nurses), prison staff and alcohol and drug misuse workers. In some cases, it will also be relevant for youth workers.

  • What is domestic violence?
  • Impact of domestic violence on survivors and their children
  • The help seeking process
  • Disclosures and support options
  • Supporting a diverse range of survivors
  • Causes of domestic violence and perpetrators.

Levels 3 & 4 are measured in real life settings and so there is not an e-learning course which covers these.

We estimate this course takes between 3 hours, as such it is 3 CPD points.

Our e-learning courses are £15 per course for individuals, or if you are an organisation interested in purchasing bulk log-ins please contact training@avaproject.org.uk for a bespoke price. When paying on the e-learning site the PayPal option also offers payment using debit/credit cards.

Please also contact us if you would like to talk to us about developing e-learning as a stand alone tool or as part of a blended learning package.

To access this course please sign up here.

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