Working with victims of domestic abuse (Level 2)


Berkshire Women's Aid

Target Group:

Multi-agency training for those who work directly with service users across Reading in local authority, health services, education, police, probation, drug & alcohol services and voluntary and independent sector.


To provide staff with knowledge and skills to work directly with victims of domestic abuse.  Delegates should have attended the Reading Borough Council course "Domestic abuse awareness: level 1" or have an equivalent level of knowledge and awareness.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • gain confidence in supporting disclosures and referral routes
  • gain knowledge of the legal framework
  • understand agency responses and information sharing
  • discuss developing early intervention tools
  • have awareness of the sensitivity of issues of domestic abuse
  • deal with disclosures - asking the right questions and routine screening
  • understand the "one chance to save a life" rule
  • discuss the concept of "why doesn't s/he just leave?"
  • have opportunity to discuss opportunities and challenges of multi-agency working
  • awareness of working with perpetrators of domestic abuse

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