DASH masterclass


Moji Odewusi and Jo Wilkins, Safeguarding Adults team

Target Group:

Frontline staff. This course complements the Domestic Abuse training we offer that is delivered by Berkshire Women’s Aid: Level 1 – Awareness and Level 2 – Working with victims of domestic abuse.

Course Aims:

To enable students to be trained on how to use the DASH risk assessment model (Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour Based Violence 2009) including the new offence of coercive control. It will enable participants to use the DASH Risk Identification, Assessment and Management Model to identify standard, medium and high risk cases to save and change lives through risk identification, intervention and prevention.

This course is delivered virtually over two half days. Delegates must attend both parts over consecutive dates (cannot mix and match across course dates).

Course Outcomes: 

Understand the dynamics of domestic abuse, stalking and so-called honour-based violence (HBV).

  • Describe some characteristics commonly held by perpetrators.

Understand the human and financial cost of domestic abuse, stalking and HBV.

  • Describe the impact that the behaviours have on victims’ lives.

Be able to identify high-risk cases of domestic abuse, stalking and HBV.

  • Explain the high risk factors.
  • Describe risk and how to identify and manage risk in cases.
  • Explain the DASH risk assessment model and explain risk management in relation to victims.

Be able to identify dangerous and serial perpetrators.

  • Describe some characteristics commonly held by perpetrators
  • Describe the level of risk associated with dangerous and serial perpetrators.

Be confident in making defensible decisions based on the evidence from extensive research of cases including domestic homicides, near misses and lower level incidents.

  • Effectively carry out a DASH risk assessment in class.

How to apply

Apply for this training

If a course is oversubscribed you will be notified.

There is no charge to attend but booking a place on training should be a firm commitment to attend the full duration of the course. Non-attendance will be charged, please view our Charging and Cancellation Policy.

Last updated on 20/04/2021