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An Awareness of Domestic Violence including the Impact on Children and Young People

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
2 hours
towards your CPD

On average, survivors of domestic violence contact 11 agencies before obtaining the help they need.

On average, a woman is assaulted at least 35 times before she reports an assault to the police.

Domestic violence is equally prevalent among all income groups and among people from all ethnic groups.

Women who have experienced domestic violence 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.

Considering these statistics, this e-learning course is suitable for any worker who is in regular contact or works regularly with children, young people and their families. The course will raise your awareness of the issues surrounding domestic violence particularly for those workers that come into contact with survivors.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Explain what domestic violence is and who is most at risk
  • Recognise the difference between the facts and myths surrounding domestic violence
  • Describe the physical and psychological effects of domestic violence
  • Explain the impact of domestic violence 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
  • Outline how the victim may feel
  • Interpret domestic violence statistics
  • Describe best practices
  • Identify the "dos and don't's" of assisting in a domestic violence case
  • Recognise when and where to get help

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Learning Objectives
  • What is Domestic Violence?
  • Power and Control Wheel & Impact on Health
  • Impact on Children and Young People
  • Your Role in Supporting Victims
  • Further Information and Summary

Target Audience

This module is targeted primarily at those who may come in to contact with children, young people 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: e.g. a receptionist in childrens 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 and revisit whenever you wish. 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 pace and content of the course was very informative and as I am a Night worker I liked the easy access to suit my working pattern.
DM 11/09/2013

The modules were broken down into easily achievable chunks (time wise). This meant it was easy to fit into the odd 15/20 minutes
AJ 28/10/2013

The ease of usage, the colour graphics, very easy to use and understand the language. Explanations and course content are excellent
SW 07/11/2013

I 'enjoy' working through the modules. They are easy to navigate and the facts are presented clearly and use visual graphics as well as in text, it helps to remember the facts.
RS 02/12/2013

It helps me when I have an hour to spare to do some training at home.-Thanks.
JW 09/12/2013

I liked the way in which the system navigated me through the tasks. It was straight forward and had prompts to remind you if all of the questions were not answered. The Module was very interesting as I was aware of domestic abuse & MARC.
GD 03/01/2014

I liked that reading the information is more formative, than sometimes sitting in a training room and being talked to. Having to do the assessments at the end proves the learning outcome.
PS 04/01/2014

It was easy to follow with information that was valuable to the work I do.
SH 13/01/2014

The way differing learning styles addressed - information delivered in audio format, written format and visual (tables etc).
KA 26/03/2014

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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