DVCN - Domestic Violence Co-ordinators Network

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The DVCN organises a variety of training throughout the year on subjects highlighted by our members. If you have any training events you wish to promote, or suggestions for training themes please contact us via enquiries@dvcn.org.uk


 

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5th October 2017

Safeguarding vulnerable adults from abuse (CPD accredited)

Course description


Research shows that gender based violence and abuse disproportionately affects adults with care and support needs, including disabled people, people with mental ill-health, older people and people with problematic substance use issues.


This course explores the links between gender based violence and abuse and people with care and support needs. It looks at the implications of the Care Act in the context of gender based violence and will help participants to identify survivors’ rights under the Act and the duties of local authorities and other service providers. The course includes how to respond appropriately to disclosures of abuse and what support and interventions are available for survivors. Delegates will also learn about risk, harm and resilience.


Participants will gain knowledge on the links between DVA and those with care support needs, as well as what support and interventions can be effective with individuals experiencing these issues. This course includes how to respond appropriately to disclosures and how to support a survivor of abuse by recommending appropriate services. Delegates will also learn about risk, harm and resilience.


Learning Objectives



  • To gain awareness of the links between gender based violence and abuse and those with care and support needs including: disability, mental ill-health, problematic substance use and older people.

  • To consider the implications of the Care Act for vulnerable adults experiencing gender based violence and abuse.

  • To learn about the myths and realities regarding gender based violence and abuse and consider the barriers to help seeking, especially in relation to additional support and care needs.

  • To increase knowledge about support and interventions for individuals with care support needs who are experiencing gender based violence and abuse.

  • To explore the complex issues of risk, change and accessing effective support.

  • To increase best practice working with vulnerable adults who have experienced gender based violence and abuse.


Who should attend?


This course is open to any professional working with those experiencing domestic violence with wider support needs including older people, mental health, substance use or disability. It equates to 5 hours of CPD.

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5th October 2017

Safeguarding vulnerable adults from abuse (CPD accredited)

Explores the links between gender based violence and abuse and people with care and support needs.

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