Child on Parent Domestic Violence


This course will enable practitioners to gain an insight into the use of child on Parent Domestic Abuse and be proficient with the principles of risk and appropriate response to all age ranges of Child on Parent.

Delegates will gain an insight into the process of interview and finding an appropriate narrative in which to extract information, write and complete safety plans in association with the assessor’s own level of contact and responsibility.

They will also learn how to understand how and when to consider referral to specialist domestic violence services and MARAC based on high risk assessment results.

Delegates will receive copies of the Teen Dash for pre reading prior to the event alongside case studies to familiarise themselves with.

How Long is the Course?

One Day

Who is the Course Aimed at?

Practitioners in children’s services

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will learn:-

  • What is Child on Parent Domestic Abuse (how this fits within the Government definition)
  • A brief statistical insight into the prevalence of Child on Parent abuse in the UK
  • Typologies of Child on Parent Abuse, Emotional, Physical etc
  • Signs of Child on Parent abuse-what to look for.
  • Victim Impacts associated with Stigma, shame (parents, siblings etc).
  • Possible Explanations- eg Family Violence, Social issues, Parenting Styles, Child Issues.
  • Practical approaches to managing Child on Parent abuse for both practitioners and parents.
  • Useful Strategies-types of communication, safety planning etc.
  • An introduction to the Teen DASH (Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Harassment and Honour Based Violence) Risk Assessment Tool. Why do we need the Dash?
  • Using the Teen DASH to identify risk levels and actions.
  • Two Case Study assessments of the different levels of risk and how to respond as a practitioner.
  • This will include a role play whereby practitioners are invited to play a role within the assessment process in order to understand the pressures parents face and management of risk. The case studies completed will be from a medium and high-risk perspective including a juvenile and adult perpetrator of parental abuse.
  • Reflect on the challenges to practice in completing the Teen DASH and engaging with clients or parents who being subjected to abuse. Discussions around risk with the client and how to support them beyond the assessment especially when dealing with stigma and risk of criminalisation to a child.
  • Discussion around further support and national agencies that offer additional guidance and information

The days course will consider the referral to wider agencies and the challenges that these processes can evoke, the discussion will involve insight towards wider support for victims from a professional perspective.



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