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HEE Domestic Violence and Abuse e-learning

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has been working with the Institute of Health Visiting to add new content to the Domestic Violence and Abuse e-learning programme.

The e-learning sessions are intended for use by health visitors and nurses. The programme consists of four new introductory modules which have been updated and added in April 2020 following a refresh of the evidence, policy and legislation on domestic violence and abuse.

The content of these modules was co-produced by the Institute of Health Visiting with:

  • Health visitors with lead roles for domestic violence and abuse, researchers and safeguarding specialists,
  • Representatives from Women’s Aid, the Stefanou Foundation, Family Nurse Partnership and GALOP, the UK’s specialist lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender plus anti-violence charity.
  • “Experts by experience” who generously shared their first-hand experience of the effects of domestic violence and abuse for the benefit of others.

The following sessions are now available:

  • Understanding domestic violence and abuse
  • Identification of domestic violence and abuse
  • Risk assessment for victims of domestic violence and abuse
  • Safety planning and support for families

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register on the link below.

If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Domestic Violence and Abuse programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

Please note the iHV does not host the e-LfH site. If you experience any problems accessing the site, contact e-LfH.


Please note these e-learning modules are designed for health visitors who have already undertaken many years of education and training in nursing and/or midwifery as well as health visiting. They are designed to build on the theoretical underpinning that you use in practice, whilst refreshing and updating your practice.

Other members utilising the resources must do so within their own sphere of practice and within the jurisdiction of their employer’s vicarious liability. The Institute is not responsible for the application of these resources in practice.