Domestic Abuse: Supporting a person with a disability

CPD points: 3 points

Duration: 3.5 hours

Cost: £35 

Group prices available upon request. 

Overview: This training is to gain knowledge about the realities and prevalence of domestic abuse and how the abuse suffered by a person with a disability often goes unreported and unnoticed, leaving them hidden victims. This training looks at legislation and the government definition of domestic abuse, national statistics of the prevalence of domestic abuse and people with disabilities, examples of abuse that is subjected to a person who has a disability, the barriers a disabled person faces in disclosing abuse, societal and cultural stereotypes that influence perceptions, real life case studies, how to change practice and sourcing the appropriate support available for anyone who is being subjected to domestic abuse. 

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

  • Have a greater understanding about the dynamics of disability and abuse.
  • Identify what barriers disabled women face when reporting domestic abuse.
  • Recognise how you can change your practice to help disabled people who are subjected to domestic abuse.
  • Locate support that is available for persons being subjected to domestic abuse.

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, PCSO’s, education workers, youth workers, academic support, voluntary sector support workers, housing officers, community leaders, dentists, opticians, private fostering.

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