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Domestic Violence and Abuse Experts Training

(currently under review)

We are continuing to offer our highly acclaimed ‘Champions’ training programme, which offers participants the opportunity to take up a cascade training role for their organisation.

The iHV DVA programme seeks to promote excellence in health visiting by drawing on the evidence base for contemporary practice. With the aim of supporting authoritative health visiting in the arena of domestic violence and abuse, the training supports confident recognition and response to those who are at risk of or suffering abuse. The programme has been developed by an experienced Safeguarding Children Consultant, with the support of an Expert Advisory Group of practitioners and academics from the field and input from Woman’s Aid.

Highly interactive and delivered as experiential learning (based around group work, interactive presentations, suggested reading and further activities) this programme offers the opportunity for participants to be taken through the high quality resources they will then disseminate to colleagues.

Note: the programme is designed to complement and not to replace the wealth of learning and improvement activities in safeguarding and child protection that are already taking place at a local level.

What others thought...

The trainer ... was excellent, really inspirational. I really enjoyed the course and it was very good to be trained by such a knowledgeable professional. Particularly pleased how the interaction of DVA and safeguarding was highlighted. Good evidence base
January 2014

About the Facilitator for this programme

Catherine is a Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting. She is a Trustee of the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN), holding Office as Chair from 2009-2012, and was a member of a working group for the Munro Review of Child Protection in 2011.  Her research activity…

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