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An Awareness of Domestic Violence including the Impact on Children, Young People and Adults at Risk

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
2 hours
towards your CPD

This course is primarily aimed at those who may come in to contact with children, young people, adults at risk and/or their families during the course of their work in the voluntary, statutory and independent sectors.

The course will:

  • Explain what domestic violence and abuse is and who is most at risk
  • Recognise the difference between the facts and myths surrounding domestic violence and abuse
  • Describe the physical and psychological effects of domestic violence and abuse
  • Explain the impact of domestic violence and abuse on the unborn child, children and young people
  • Classify the behaviours displayed by a perpetrator
  • Identify positive and negative ways to support cases of domestic violence and abuse
  • Outline how the victim may feel
  • Interpret domestic violence and abuse statistics
  • Describe best practices
  • Identify the "dos and don't's" of assisting in a domestic violence and abuse case
  • Recognise when and where to get help

Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature.

The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.


On average, a woman is assaulted at least 35 times before she reports an assault to the police. Survivors of domestic violence and abuse contact 11 agencies before obtaining the help they need. Domestic violence and abuse is equally prevalent among all income groups and among people from all ethnic groups.

Women who have experienced domestic violence and abuse are 15 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 9 times more likely to abuse drugs, 3 times more likely to be diagnosed as depressed or psychotic and 5 times more likely to attempt suicide.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered:

  • Learning Objectives
  • What is Domestic Violence and Abuse?
  • Who is Affected?
  • Domestic Violence in LGBT Communities
  • What is Domestic Violence?
  • Violence Against Woman and Girls Strategy
  • VAWG Strategy: Action Plan
  • Coordinated Community Response Model
  • The Many Types of Domestic Violence
  • Myths
  • Power and Control Wheel & Impact on Health
  • Power and Control
  • Are We Part of the Problem?
  • How to Become Part of the Solution
  • What do Victims Want?
  • Possible Signs of Domestic Violence
  • Statistics
  • Challenge
  • Impact on Children, Young People and Adults at Risk
  • Voices of Children
  • Impact on Children
  • The Unborn Child, Infants and Toddlers
  • Pre-Schoolers
  • School-aged Children
  • Teenagers
  • Resilience Factors
  • Barriers to Disclosure
  • Your Role in Supporting Victims
  • Further Information and Summary
  • Your role in supporting Victims
  • Principles to Work From
  • Using an Interpreter
  • Confidentiality
  • The Aim of MARACS
  • Additional Help and Support
  • Information Sharing Agreements
  • The Process of MARACS
  • Don'ts
  • Further Information and Summary

  • Target Audience

    This module is targeted primarily at those who may come in to contact with children, young people, adults at risk and/or their families during the course of their work.

    The course is suitable for volunteers, practitioners and managers from the voluntary, statutory and independent sectors. All levels of staff and volunteers should consider that the course could be relevant to their work, particularly those workers who feel that they may be the first point of contact for survivors of domestic violence and abuse: e.g. a receptionist in children’s or adults services. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature. The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.


    With approximately 80 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


    On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College 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 guidance and the presentation was very good easy access plus quiz test to help you valuate the course work
    10/12/2015 GW
    Interactive parts were good to maintain attention, and the use of external sites that can be saved/printed off
    16/11/2015 EG
    It was very informative and the links to such as the Duluth model were also very useful.
    12/11/2015 SP
    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.

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    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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