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Domestic Abuse: Risk Assessment & Safety Planning
February 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pmFree
This one day workshop will give an overview of why we risk assess victims of domestic violence and abuse (DVA), the history, purpose and use of the Domestic Abuse Stalking Harassment and Honour Based Violence (DASH) risk identification checklist (RIC). Attendees will consider how to respond to disclosure of domestic abuse with empathy and understanding and the role of professionals in intervening safely. The session will also consider how to assess someone’s immediate safety, build a coherent safety plan and referral to, and continued liaison with, specialist services.
Training Level: 2/3 Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the course participants will :
- Understand the common risks that are posed to victims of domestic abuse
- Know how to identify someone’s level of risk
- Understand the lessons learnt from local Domestic Homicide Reviews
- Be able to describe the MARAC process
- Understand how to research a MARAC case
- Understand how and why frontline professionals should build individual safety and support plans for clients experiencing DVA
- Be aware of the safeguarding role of parents and families
- Know how to refer to NewDAy and other local services
Handouts, assessment tools, academic research