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Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
2 hours
towards your CPD

This course is aimed at professionals who are required to offer effective support to victims of domestic violence and abuse in a sensitive and understanding manner.

This course aims to give you an awareness of what domestic violence and abuse is and how to identify it whilst also describing best practice when supporting those experiencing domestic abuse.

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Explain what domestic violence and abuse is and who is most at risk
  • Describe the physical and psychological effects of domestic violence and abuse
  • Classify the behaviours displayed by an abusive person
  • Explain the impact of domestic violence and abuse on children, young people and adults at risk
  • Outline the MARAC Process
  • Describe best practices for supporting those experiencing domestic violence

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Introduction
  • What is domestic violence and abuse?
  • The power and control wheel
  • Impact on children, young people and adults at risk
  • The MARAC process
  • Best practice for supporting victims
  • Further assistance and summary


This course was created through consultation with a highly experienced subject matter expert, who has over 30 years' experience working with victims of domestic violence.

Target Audience

All professionals who are required to offer effective support to victims of domestic violence and abuse.


Approximately 1- 1.5 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like. This course does however have several downloadable PDFs with additional information in, which you can print off and read in your own time.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

The practice quizzes at the end of each section are useful to check your understanding.
22/09/2015 JS
I liked the way the module has been prepared, very clear and easy to understand and make my own notes
NR 28/04/2015
I thought that it was bit more in depth than the other subjects I have covered
KD 21/04/2015
In my current role I have recently attended a session via IDVA workers. This course added to that information
CA 06/03/2015
I liked the voice facility. The module is a working tool and useful for personal skill for identifying the signs of abuse
EB 24/01/2015
I felt as though I retained the information as it was repeated in different formats and then tested
LC 14/01/2015
Very informative and the questions were helpful to show what I know
JM 26/11/2014
The module provides clear advise and information that would help me to identify a possible abusive situation, also enabling me to support somebody to get appropriate help
ST 11/08/2014
I thought the comments that were included from children etc were very helpful and obviously highlights the affect that Domestic Violence has on all aspects of a child's life. I liked the visual effects that were used as it helps to remain in your mind. The statistics were also very good to include
EW 27/07/2014
To date this course has been the best. Brief enough not to be a drag but detailed enough for you to have to really take note. The differing formats of information delivery kept me engaged with content and there is a clear benefit to some repetition in the modules
AG 16/07/2014
I liked the fact you had to click on sections of the page to gain more information on the subject instead of being all there on the page, I think it made it much easier to understand, rather than lots of information to take in one go
GL 17/05/2014
Easy to access and can be completed in your own time. You can print off your own notes as well
AB 29/04/2014
I found the module very interesting and the information was available to print off if needed, the module also directed me to websites which I could use in my work
SY 09/04/2014

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2 hours.

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