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‘Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) is an important public health issue that impacts on the health and well-being of a significant minority of individuals and their families. Health visitors, as providers of universal health services in pregnancy and the first five years of life, are particularly well-placed to offer early support and help to parents who may be at risk of, or experiencing DVA. Improving practice in DVA has a real potential to improve the health and well-being of children, families and communities.’
Professor Viv Bennett, Director of Nursing, Department of Health and Public Health England

Facilitator: Dr Catherine Powell
Dr Catherine Powell has enjoyed a portfolio career, which has embraced nursing and health visiting practice, clinical leadership, academia and national policy, and she has specialised in safeguarding and child protection since 1994.


Domestic Violence and Abuse options


Domestic Violence and Abuse Experts Training

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

2 Days
Health Visitors