Domestic Abuse—Working with the perpetrators of


The focus will be on how to effectively and safely engage with perpetrators of domestic abuse. This will be addressed in part through self reflection exercises. Delegates will be invited to recognise their own personal bias and how this can impact on risk assessments. Delegates will look at some of the theory that underpins perpetrators behaviour and use this understanding to develop skills in how to start discussions with perpetrators.

Who is the Course Aimed at?

This course is suitable for staff working directly with service users in both Children’s Services and Adult Social Care. The training is aimed at specialist staff and staff within Social Care and Early Help services who may be taking a whole family approach.

How long is the Course?

One day

Learning Outcomes
  •     Be confident in starting initial discussion and risk assessments
  •     Understand how to manage disclosures
  •     Understand how to engage with perpetrators and families to reflect on the impact of Domestic Abuse on victim
  •     Be aware of tools and techniques to aid reflection within families and aid brief safety focused interventions
  •     Be aware of when to withdraw from pieces of work and support referrals to specialist services

“Excellent down to earth tutor with a lot of knowledge and experience to share” – Social Worker, South Wales

“This was a sensitively led day. Excellent facilitator who brought lots of professional knowledge and wisdom. I will certainly be able to use the information in my practise” – Social worker, South Wales


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