LIVE, ONLINE SESSION – Systems of Abuse: Honour Based Abuse, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (Sheffield workers)

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Course outcomes:

  • Understand the definition, prevalence  and indicators of HBA, FM and FGM
  • Understand how to respond to a victim (or potential victim)  in order to protect them
  • Have a raised awareness of the safeguarding issues associated with Forced Marriage/ Honour Based Violence
  • Be familiar with legislation and child protection procedures.

The timings for this course include half hour lunch break.

LIVE, ONLINE SESSION – Older People and Domestic Abuse (Sheffield workers)

This course covers:

  • Older people as hidden victims.
  • The issues and effects of domestic abuse (DA) on older people.
  • The complexities older people may experience in abusive situations.
  • The challenges of working with an older group of victims and adopting a tailored approach.
  • Sheffield Pathways for referring to DA services.
  • What DA Services exist in Sheffield.

LIVE, ONLINE SESSION – Domestic Abuse – Risk Assessment and MARAC (Sheffield workers)

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Learn about the signs and indicators of domestic abuse and about the referrals and pathways into MARAC.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course participants should:

  • Be familiar with signs of domestic abuse, risk assessing and MARAC processes as a whole and each agency’s role within that system;
  • Have raised awareness of the realities and effects of domestic abuse on children and adults;
  • Be able to identify resources in Sheffield to support victims of domestic abuse;
  • Be aware of the prevalence of domestic abuse in Sheffield; and
  • Be familiar with basic knowledge of the legal framework and policies relating to domestic abuse and safeguarding.
  • Develop skills in using the Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Harassment and Honour Based Violence risk assessment tool to identify risk in cases;
  • Be able to identify indicators of risk to victims of domestic abuse and their children;
  • Have a better understanding of how cases are referred to the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) to promote effective multi-agency planning, to increase safety of children and their carers; and
  • Be familiar with the MARAC process.

This course is suitable for all staff and carers working with children and young people and who are involved in multi-agency partnerships.

It is advisable to complete “Domestic Abuse signs, indicators and referral Pathways” BEFORE you complete  “Domestic abuse, risk assessment and MARAC” as the second course builds upon the first course.

LIVE, ONLINE WORKSHOP – Family Court and Protective Orders

Family Court training

Understand the civil orders available to assist people affected by domestic abuse and how the civil and family courts are involved in domestic abuse cases.

By the end of the workshop participants should:

  • Be familiar with how the Family and Civil courts are involved with domestic abuse cases.
  • To know about the different civil orders that are available to people affected by domestic abuse, including: Non-Molestation Orders; Occupation Orders; Prohibitive Steps.
  • To be familiar with the IDAS family court website.
  • To understand how IDAS can assist.

This workshop is suitable for professionals and partners who may work with members of the public and people affected by domestic abuse.

LIVE, ONLINE – Expert Panel Discussion, North Yorkshire Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Services

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Join our panel of experts on Microsoft Teams where they will talk you through their specialist service areas and answer your questions about our domestic abuse and sexual violence services in York and North Yorkshire.

The IDAS Sexual Violence service supports anyone who has experienced sexual violence or abuse outside of an intimate partner relationship.

Our Respect team, support families when an adolescent child (10-16) displays controlling or aggressive behaviours towards parents/carers.

Our domestic abuse service supports anyone who has experienced domestic abuse from a partner or family member.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop participants should:

  • Be familiar with the range of different services that IDAS provide
  • Understand the difference between an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) and an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)
  • Understand the services available for children and their parents
  • Feel confident referring into our services
  • Be able to affectively signpost to our services.