DOMESTIC ABUSE AND HOUSING
Local Authority and Housing Association staff have a vital role to play in tackling domestic abuse. This one-day course provides a thought provoking and sometimes eye opening insight into an issue receiving increased media attention and recognition from the Audit Commission and Tenant Services Authority.
This valuable workshop is available at *£650 for up to 20 delegates. For further information and to book this course please contact us.
AIMS OF THE WORKSHOP
Delegates attending and participating in this workshop will be able to identify key recognisable features in abusive relationships. They will be confident in knowing their information sharing responsibilities and will proactively work with partner agencies to protect and support the victims (and children) of domestic abuse and to effectively deal with the perpetrator
- Typical characteristics of abusive relationships
- Financial, physical, emotional, psychological and sexual abuse
- Female, male, same sex relationships, work colleagues, elderly and vulnerable
- Identifiable risk indicators to domestic abuse
- Murder Prevention including MARAC (Multi agency risk assessment conference)
- What to look out for in your role ( e.g. arrears, damage , tenant complaints, correlation between animal abuse and domestic abuse)
- Real life scenarios
- Legislation and good practice relating to data protection, confidentiality, information sharing and multi agency working
- A better understanding of an abusive relationship and the impact on a victim and children
- Appreciating the vital role of all housing staff and those representing the organisation in challenging domestic abuse
- Knowing how to take concerns further
- Organisational understanding of the importance of a robust and workable Domestic Abuse Policy and Procedure
- Resource information for signposting and long-term support
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This training session is aimed at all customer/tenant facing professionals including housing officers and managers, income recovery, estate wardens, sheltered and supported housing staff, maintenance operatives (in-house and contracted out).
This is very suited to policy officers within the organisation.
ABOUT THE TRAINERS
We have two domestic abuse trainers with extensive police experience between them covering Metropolitan and County areas and over 30 years combined service. Both have specialised in domestic abuse and have a wealth of working knowledge in this field and with partner agencies including housing. They are both experienced in providing training to housing professionals and have recently trained paramedics , probation officers , drug and alcohol service providers to name a few. Both trainers recognise the vital role that housing plays in tackling domestic abuse and how individuals in housing can make a difference.
*£650 plus mileage (40ppm from Southampton), reasonable accommodation if necessary and VAT