domestic abuse & residential care

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The majority of children who come into public care have witnessed domestic violence, but once in the care system the impact of their early experiences is often not addressed. This course ensures residential staff are fully aware of the impact of domestic abuse, the dilemmas experienced in families and the lifetime effects of trauma and relationship modelling.

We work together to explore ways of working with young people who have experienced domestic violence or abuse and ensure it’s a central part of thinking in care planning. Read more …

dates, venues and booking
For information about when and where the next courses are running, please see below. Read more …

the course

learning outcomes

  • definitions of domestic abuse
  • why people experience abuse
  • the impact on children at different ages and stages of development
  • teenage relationships and abuse
  • responding to concerns about abuse
  • working with young people who have witnessed domestic violence

the trainers

John Woodhouse is a social worker and former residential manager who has senior management experience in local authority child in care and child protection teams and the private sector. He worked with numerous families on the edge of care where domestic abuse was a factor, re-designed much of the South West Child Protection Procedures and is currently developing training standards for the Bath & North East Somerset Domestic Abuse Partnership.

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