Domestic Abuse: Supporting a woman with a Disability

Overview: This training is to gain knowledge about the realities and prevalence of domestic abuse and how the abuse suffered by a woman with a disability often goes unreported and unnoticed, leaving them hidden victims. With legislation and the government definition of domestic abuse, national statistics of the prevalence of domestic abuse and women with disabilities, examples of abuse that is subjected to a woman who has a disability, the barriers a woman 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 women who are subjected to Domestic Abuse.
  • Locate support that is available for a woman who is 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.

Duration: 3 hours

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