Understanding Domestic Abuse Training

Formerly known as Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse this course explores the types of and risk factors of domestic violence and abuse, the physical and psychological effects and the behaviours displayed by an abusive person. In addition, learn about the MARAC process and the best practises for supporting those experiencing domestic violence.

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Course Overview

Format

  • Intermediate
  • 1-2 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate

Accreditation

  • 5 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

This course covers a wide range of information and guidance for all those working with individuals, both child and adult, who are vulnerable to domestic abuse or suffering from it.

The modules in this product have been created with victims in mind and will inform learners about domestic violence, and how to support those experiencing it.

This wide-ranging domestic abuse training course is designed to give the maximum amount of information and guidance to those who are working with victims of domestic abuse or those who may be vulnerable to domestic abuse.

This domestic violence awareness course covers a wide range of topics such as:

  • Types of domestic violence and abuse
  • Risk factors for domestic abuse
  • Situations which can make domestic abuse more likely
  • The Power and Control Wheel
  • The Domestic Abuse Intervention Project
  • Key principles for helping victims
  • The impact of domestic abuse on children, young people and vulnerable adults 
  • Barriers to seeking help, and how to address them
  • The MARAC Process(Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conferences) and the Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)
  • The government’s Violence Against Women And Girls Strategy (2010)
  • The importance of confidentiality but also effective information sharing

This domestic abuse awareness course also includes infographics, interactive scenarios and challenges to engage learners whilst giving them the ability to check their knowledge as the course proceeds.

Throughout this domestic abuse training learners are also provided with statistics around domestic violence, best practice guidance for helping individuals and principles for working with domestic abuse victims.

Why take this domestic violence training course?

Professionals who work closely with children, young people and other potentially vulnerable individuals need a good level of domestic abuse awareness so they are able to identify victims and help them to get out of the abusive situation. This is what our Domestic Violence Awareness course is designed to educate people about.

The Virtual College team worked closely with a subject matter expert with more than 30 years of experience supporting domestic abuse victims to create the content of the course.

After taking this understanding domestic abuse training course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain what domestic violence and abuse is and identify who is at risk
  • Describe the physical and psychological effects of domestic violence and abuse
  • Classify the behaviours displayed by an abusive person
  • Explain the impact of domestic violence and abuse on children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Outline the multi-agency risk assessment conference (MARAC) process
  • Describe best practices for supporting those experiencing domestic violence

Who is this course for?

The Virtual College Understanding Domestic Abuse Training course is appropriate for anyone who works closely with children or vulnerable adults. This could be social workers, teachers, healthcare staff or youth workers, for example.

Course accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Certification

After completing this course, you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate, which you can print for your records.

Course duration

The Domestic Violence Awareness course should take one to two hours to complete, but our e-learning courses are entirely self-paced, so this depends on your individual learning speed.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this online course.

You will learn

  • The physical and psychological effects of domestic violence and abuse
  • Outline the behaviours displayed by an abusive person
  • How to explain the impact of domestic violence and abuse on children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • The MARAC process
  • How to describe best practices for supporting those experiencing domestic violence

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Social workers
  • Youth workers
  • Health workers
  • Nurses
  • Safeguarding Teams

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.

    If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out at the beginning of the following working week.