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DOMESTIC ABUSE AWARENESS TRAINING

Introduction:

The level of training and awareness you require about domestic abuse is dependent on your role within the BFC community and what type of response is expected of you. There are two types of response - universal and specialist - and two levels within each response;

Universal: Level 1 & 2

Specialist: Level 3 & 4

Awareness training for Universal responses is accessed online and provided by Against Violence and Abuse (AVA). Links and instructions to access the training can be found below. There is no cost to the training.  

Alongside the online training there is a BFC domestic abuse briefing that covers the local referral pathways and resources within BFC to support those affected by domestic abuse including those who perpetrate domestic abuse. This briefing (lasting 60 minutes) is intended for those providing a universal or specialist response. It can be delivered to Medical Centre staff, Unit Welfare Teams and other groups that need to be aware of local responses to domestic abuse. For details of how to request a brief to your team, please see below. 

Level 3 training is for staff providing a specialist response and covers risk identification and assessment alongside other key issues. Details on how to register can be found below.

Level 4 training is for staff who are required to give expert advice and support to people experiencing domestic abuse. This is for specialist staff such as social workers and personal & family support workers. SSAFA commissions training for its own staff at this level and where possible opens this up to other specialist staff such as the Police. Staff who require training at this level should discuss this with their line manager.

How to access and register for training:

E-learning course for Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse Level 1 & 2 provided by Against Violence and Abuse (AVA)

In February 2014, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued guidance on domestic violence making recommendations for how health and social professionals could improve how they respond to domestic violence. This e-learning programme will enable you to meet levels 1 and 2 of the NICE guidance and is applicable to all health and social care professionals and community roles such as HIVE, AFF, Youth services, Education, Unit welfare. The course covers;

  • What is domestic violence
  • Impact of domestic violence on survivors and their children
  • The help seeking process
  • Disclosures and support options
  • Supporting a diverse range of survivors
  • Causes of domestic violence and perpetrators

To open a free account and access the online course, go to/copy the below link into your web browser: https://avaproject.org.uk/ava-training/elearning/ then click on the link Understanding domestic violence and abuse level 1 & 2 and this will take you to the registration page where you can create an account and start your learning.

BFC Domestic Abuse briefing:

Briefs will be delivered to units / agencies as identified or at request. The brief will last 60 minutes. The aim is to inform a wide audience of the resources and referral pathways in BFC for those experiencing domestic abuse including perpetrators of abuse.

BFC Domestic Abuse Level 3:

Training to provide a specialist response should equip staff with a more detailed understanding of domestic violence and abuse and more specialist skills:

This Level 3 course will equip workers to provide an initial response that includes risk identification and assessment, safety planning and continued liaison with specialist support services. Typically, this is for: child safeguarding social workers, safeguarding nurses, midwives and health visitors with additional domestic violence and abuse training, multi-agency risk assessment conference representatives and adult safeguarding staff including unit welfare staff.

Registration for Level 3 and requests for briefings:

Dates for Level 3 training are shown in the table below.  For further information and to register your place/book a briefing, please contact Chris Leahy at chris.l@ssafa.org.uk

 

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ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES TRAINING

A follow-on course from the L3 Safeguarding, Roles and Responsibilities is open to all agencies who represent information at Child Protection Conferences when there are serious concerns regarding a child/children.

To book onto the course please complete the Booking Form and return to Mary Fry: mary.f@ssafa.org.uk | 2474 4453.

 

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING

LEVEL 1

This is a general course for those who would be infrequent with their contact with children and young people, but may become aware of possible abuse or neglect, i.e. Receptionists, Librarians etc. They should complete their own agency's level 1 training or the Level 1 MOD safeguarding training which can be accessed on the Defence Learning Environment site housed on the Defence Gateway (www.defencegateway.mod.uk). Refresher training is advised as a minimum once every 3 years. Please be aware that SSAFA cannot advise of the training required for individuals. This is for each agency to decide within their own internal policies and procedures.

LEVEL 2

This is a half day course for staff that work regularly and directly with children, young people and families or have a period of intense or irregular contact with children, young people and their families, i.e. Health, Education, and Unit Welfare Officers etc.

Level 1 must be completed before delegates can progress on to level 2, refresher training is advised as a minimum once every 3 years. To book onto this course you must complete a booking form and email it to Erin Lill: erin.lill@ssafa.org.uk | 2596 2506. Please be aware that SSAFA can not advise of the training required for individuals. This is for each agency to decide within their own internal policies and procedures. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt within three working days, please call 2596 2506.

Click here to download the booking form.

LEVEL 3

This one day course is for staff who work predominantly with children, young people, their parents or carers and who could contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child where there are Safeguarding concerns. A staff member who would be ideal to attend this course would be those submitting referrals to the Social Work agency and attending Social Work meetings, i.e. designated staff for Child Protection, Police, AWS. Levels 1 and 2 must be completed before delegates can progress to level 3. Refresher training is advised as a minimum once every two years.

To book onto this course you must complete a Booking form and email it to Erin Lill: erin.lill@ssafa.org.uk | 2596 2506. Please be aware that SSAFA can not advise of the training required for individuals. This is for each agency to decide within their own internal policies and procedures. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt within three working days, please call 2596 2506.

Click here to download the booking form.

 

                                                                  2018 TRAINING CALENDAR

JAN

FEB

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

 SEP

OCT

 NOV

DEC

SAFEGUARDING LEVEL 2

15.01.18
0830-1330
Akrotiri

19.02.18
0830-1330
Dhekelia

19.03.18
0830-1330
Episkopi

16.04.18
0830-1330
Akrotiri

21.05.18
0830-1330
Dhekelia

18.06.18
0830-1330
Episkopi

23.07.18
0830-1330
Dhekelia



17.09.18
0830-1330
Episkopi

15.10.18
0830-1330
Akrotiri

19.11.18
0830-1330
Dhekelia

 

SAFEGUARDING LEVEL 3

22.01.18
0830-1630
Akrotiri

 

 

 

 

04.06.18
0830-1630
Dhekelia

 

 

24.09.18
0830-1630
Episkopi

 

 

 

22.10.18 0830-1630 Akrotiri

 

 

DOMESTIC ABUSE AWARENESS

       

04.05.18 0800-1400
Episkopi

08.06.18 0800-1400
Dhekelia

05.07.18 0800-1400
Akrotiri

   

05.10.18
0800-1400
Episkopi

16.11.18 0800-1400
Dhekelia

06.12.18 0800-1400
Akrotiri

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

     

 

   

 

           

 

                                                      2019 TRAINING CALENDAR

JAN

FEB

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

 SEP

OCT

 NOV

DEC

SAFEGUARDING LEVEL 2

14.01.19
0830-1430
Episkopi

11.02.19
0830-1430
Akrotiri

11.03.19
0830-1430
Dhekelia

 

13.05.19
0830-1430
Episkopi 

10.06.19
0830-1430 Akrotiri

 

08.07.19
0830-1430
Dhekelia



09.09.19
0830-1430
Episkopi

14.10.19
0830-1430
Akrotiri

18.11.19
0830-1430
Dhekelia

 

SAFEGUARDING LEVEL 3

 

 

04.03.19
0830-1630
Episkopi

 

 

 17.06.19
0830-1630
Akrotiri

 

 

 

21.10.19
0830-1630 Dhekelia

 

 

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