The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children and Young People Training

Experiencing domestic abuse can have a serious impact on a child or young person’s mental and physical wellbeing, as well as their behaviour, which can last into adulthood. Evidence tells us that over 90% of children are in the same or next room to where the abuse is happening. 

Domestic abuse is a serious safeguarding children issue and experiencing it – whether first hand, overhearing it, or observing the after-effects – is considered a form of significant harm under safeguarding children guidance.

This training course helps anyone who works with children and young people to understand what domestic abuse is, how it may begin, who perpetrates abuse, and how to identify when it may be happening. The course outlines the impact that domestic abuse has on victims and children, and assists professionals to understand how to respond appropriately to their concerns.

These courses are split into a two-part course. The first half day is designed to identify the signs that a child or young person is living in a home where there is domestic abuse.  Delegates will be equipped to know how to respond, how to risk assess and refer victims to the appropriate services including those who are at high risk. The second half day will explore how domestic abuse impacts on children and young people at different ages, delegates can identify those children who are living with domestic abuse and how to help them on the journey to recovery. 

This training course is essential for any one working with children and young people whether in a school setting or a different setting.

Impact on Children Aged 0 to 11 Years Old

This course will look at the impact on domestic abuse on children aged 0 to 11 years old and is suitable for early years staff and childminders, primary school teachers and teaching assistants, social workers, foster carers and adoptive parents, parenting and family support workers and health visitors, school mentors, SENCO’s and pastoral managers.

We also facilitate educational workshops for Young People

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Course Objectives

  • To improve awareness, understanding and knowledge of how a child will be affected by the trauma of DA.

  • To understand the ways in which domestic abuse impacts on an individual’s parenting style, both as an abuser or a victim.

  • To understand how abusive behaviours may present in the development of the child.

  • To increase knowledge of what support is available for children post domestic abuse, and how front- line staff can assist with recovery.

Impact on Young People aged 12 to 18 Years Old

This course is aimed for those that already have an understanding or experience in domestic abuse and are wanting to explore the subject further while identifying tools for support and intervention.

Course Objectives

  • To improve awareness, understanding and knowledge of how a young person will be affected by the trauma of DA.

  • To understand the ways in which domestic abuse impacts on an individual’s parenting style, both as an abuser or a victim.

  • To understand how abusive behaviours may present in young people’s relationship.

  • To increase knowledge of what support is available for young people post domestic abuse, and how front- line staff can assist with recovery.

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