Domestic Abuse: Over 55’s – Abuse is Ageless

Overview: This training will increase your understanding of the dynamics of Domestic Abuse and how it may be different for older people. It will encourage you to consider how age-related factors may impact a person’s experience of abuse, the key risk factors for serious harm, how to address barriers to engagement, and how to identify and respond to adult safeguarding.

At the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Make the distinction between elder abuse and Domestic Abuse of older people.
  • Develop an understanding of the barriers older victims face.
  • Consider the impact of age upon treatment and referral routes.

This training is aimed at any professional whose work brings them into contact with adults from the voluntary, statutory, and private sectors e.g., Professionals who have direct (face to face) or indirect (over the phone) contact. This may include but is not limited to specialist domestic abuse agencies, refuge staff, social care, health workers, doctors, PCSOs, health and social care sector, voluntary sector, support workers, housing officers, and community leaders.

Duration: TBC

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