A full day course to increase understanding of VAWDASV in the context of the whole family and increasing confidence and knowledge in supporting staff who Ask and Act.  Enabling effective championing of VAWDASV

Aims and Objectives:

  • Be able to consider violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence in the context of a whole family
  • Have an ability to assess risk in appropriate cases of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • Demonstrate an ability to support colleagues in relation to violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence


Prerequisites:

  • Must be working for one of the following:

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Caerphilly county Borough Council, Monmouthshire County Council, Newport City Council, Torfaen County Council or Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

  • Must have completed National Training Framework Group 1
  • Must have attended Ask and Act - Group 2


Target Group:

  • Those with a lead responsibility for their profession in terms of VAWDASV
  • Those who are working with a client group experiencing high prevalence of VAWDASV; social workers, those working in mental health settings
  • Those required to fulfil a 'champion' role within a frontline team

Aims and Objectives:

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

  • Understand the purpose of and demonstrate an ability to undertake targeted enquiry

  • Demonstrate knowledge around data protection and the duty of confidentiality.

  • Understand the purpose of risk identification in relation to some forms of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence

  • Be able to implement the targeted enquiry care pathway

 

 Prerequisites:

  • Must be working for one of the following;

    Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Caerphilly County Borough Council, Monmouthshire County Council, Newport City Council, Torfaen County Council or Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

  • Must have completed National Training Framework Group 1

 

Target group:

  • In a public facing role in which either an assessment is made and/or care is delivered and which provides an opportunity to “ask” (this may be one off contact or as part of on-going support)

  • In a role where the client group is likely to have experienced a form of VAWDASV

  • In a setting or location which is reason alone to “Ask and Act” (midwifery, mental health, child protection)


A half day introductory course for multi-agency staff and volunteers across Gwent, who may come into contact with staff or the general Public

Aims and Objectives:

• Describe the different forms of Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking

• Demonstrate an understanding of the reasons why people become victims/survivors

• Identify the signs and indicators of a potential victim/survivor

• Recognise why victims/survivors are reluctant to come forward

• Demonstrate an understanding of how to refer a suspected victim/survivor for help and advice

Target Group: Anybody who lives and works in Wales

Aims: To Raise awareness of Domestic Abuse

Objectives:

  • Define Domestic Abuse
  • Develop an understanding of the cycle of abuse

  • Raise awareness of effects of Domestic Abuse on Children and Child Protection issues

  • Know how to sign post to appropriate agencies


Target group: Gwent wide staff, e.g. Adult & Children Services staff, Contact Centre staff, Education, Police, Health, including third sector practitioners.


Aims:


  • To have knowledge and understanding of forced marriage
  • To understand the concept of IZZAT (Honour)


Objectives:


By the end of the course participants will be able to

  • To understand the difference between arranged and forced marriage

  • To understand the concept of IZZAT (Honour)

  • To look at the motives behind forced marriage

  • To recognise the warning signs displayed by victims of forced marriage

  • To recognise risks involved in seeking help for victims of forced marriage

  • Factors to consider when supporting victims of forced marriage

  • To know what steps to take to help the victim


Target group: Gwent wide staff  e.g. Adult & Children Services staff, Contact Centre staff, Education, Police, Health, including third sector practitioners.


Having attended domestic abuse awareness training and child protection training is a pre requisite for this course.


Please note, this training was previously known as DASH and MARAC Training


Aims: A Half day course for multi agency staff and volunteers across Gwent who may come in contact with staff or the general public disclosing domestic abuse

Objectives: 

  • Understand the research behind risk assessment

  • Completion of the DASH form

  • Referral to MARAC

  • The MARAC process

  • Understanding Safety Planning


Target group: Gwent wide frontline staff in contact with the general public e.g. Adult & Children Services staff, Contact Centre staff, Education, Police, Health, including third sector practitioners.


Objectives:

Be able to recognise:

  • Effects of Domestic Abuse on Children and Young People

  • Effects of Domestic Abuse on family dynamics and parenting capacity

  • Warning signs

  • Roles Children and Young People take on

  • Support needed to safeguard appropriately


 
Target group:


One day course for multi-agency staff and volunteers across Gwent,

who may come in contact with staff or the general public disclosing domestic abuse.  Adult & Children Social Services staff, Contact Centre staff, Education, Police, health, and third sector practitioners having attended domestic abuse awareness training and child protection training is a pre requisite for this course


Objectives:

  • Understanding of why perpetrators are abusive

  • Help participants recognise tactics perpetrators use

  • Awareness of how perpetrators can manipulate staff

  • Awareness of how to avoid collusion with perpetrators


Target group:


One day course for multi-agency staff and volunteers across Gwent,

who may come in to contact with staff or the general public disclosing domestic abuse.Adult & Children Social Services staff, Contact Centre staff, Education, Police, health including third sector practitioners having attended domestic abuse awareness training and child protection training is a pre requisite for this course


Aims: To understand sexual violence and sexual abuse

 

Objectives:

  • Define rape and sexual abuse

  • Describe the prevalence of sexual violence

  • Identify common myths and stereotypes and their impact

  • Describe some of the long and short term consequences of rape and sexual abuse

  • Identify a range of sexual abuse and trauma responses

  • Describe how rape in different circumstance may impact on individuals

  • Consider their own boundaries and role when working with sexual violence

  • Identify key elements of good practice

  • Explain the importance of forensic integrity

  • Describe the range of support options available


Target group: Gwent wide staff, e.g. Adult & Children Services staff, Contact Centre staff, Education, Police, Health, including third sector practitioners.


Objectives

  • To understand coercive controlling behaviour and the impact it has on those experiencing violence, but specifically domestic abuse
  • To support professionals to understand how coercive control might affect how survivors seek and access support
  • To explore the importance of professionals developing needs-led approaches and programmes