DASH Training (Domestic abuse, stalking and honour-based violence)


James Cosham, Detective Inspector, Thames Valley Police and Berkshire Women's Aid

Target Group:

Staff who work with victims of domestic abuse, stalking and harassment and honour-based violence.  Particular relevance to social care and housing workers.

Course Aims:

To provide an overview of the DASH: Domestic abuse, stalking and honour-based violence risk identification, assessment and management model.

Course Outcomes: 

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • identify potential high risk cases of domestic abuse, stalking and honour based violence;
  • identify warning indicators for dangerous and serial perpetrators;
  • decide whether a case should be referred to MARAC and what other support might be required;
  • have a common tool across all agencies that are part of the MARAC process and provide a shared understanding of risk in relation to domestic abuse, stalking and harassment and 'honour'-based violence;
  • make defensible decisions based on the evidence from extensive research of cases, including domestic homicides, 'near misses' and lower level incidents;
  • complete a DASH tool to send to Berkshire Women's Aid with any referrals.

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