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Target Audience
Access & Assessment Officers (AAO) / Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) / Best Interest Assessors / Enquiry Managers (Safeguarding) / Enquiry Officers (Safeguarding) / HSCC - Customer Access Advisors (CAA) / HSCC - Team Leaders (TL) / Learning Disability Services (ESCC) / Older Peoples Services (ESCC) / Practice Managers / Senior Access & Assessment Officers (SAAO) / Senior Practitioners / Senior Resource Officers / Sensory Impairment / Social Workers
target audience
Course Types
Virtual Classroom
Course categories
ESCC Assessment & Care Management
Domestic Abuse / Safeguarding Adults
Course description

As a result of the LGSCO decision, and the SAR of Adult B, Adult C and Child T, this workshop is offered as an opportunity for staff to refresh and update their knowledge of domestic abuse. We will explore what we understand about domestic abuse including coercion and control, practice challenges when working with adults with care and support needs, professional curiosity in assessing risk, safety planning and how to complete the Domestic Abuse, Stalking and 'Honour'-based violence (DASH) risk assessment tool.

Staff will need to have completed the three Domestic Abuse eLearning modules on the East Sussex Learning Portal before taking part in this session:

  1. Domestic Abuse – Foundation Module 1: What is domestic abuse?

  2. Domestic Abuse – Foundation Module 2: Impact and building resilience, and barriers to seeking support

  3. Domestic Abuse – Foundation Module 3: Risk identification, assessment and management


Pre course reading:
Prior to our virtual session please read:-
2.7 Safeguarding and Domestic Violence/Abuse

Click here to download a PDF version of the Sussex Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures

Multi-agency Domestic Abuse Guidance

Once your place on this event has been confirmed, you will receive a separate email with a link to the Microsoft Teams meeting. Please note this email will be sent from the East Sussex Learning Portal.  Please make sure you check your Spam/Junk folders for this email.

The link to join the training will be sent one week before the day of the event.

Please read the attached document "Attending Online Training" before joining the course.



Training objectives

To raise awareness and increase understanding in addressing domestic abuse including coercion and control, to recognise signs and symptoms, and develop confidence in assessing risk and safety planning.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, it is anticipated you will have had the opportunity to:

  • Increase your awareness of domestic abuse in line with LGSCO/SAR recommendations

  • Consider issues around coercion and control and prevalence of abuse amongst older people, people who have a disability, mental health and substance misuse needs

  • Consider the challenges of inter-familial abuse and explore options for support

  • Understand the DASH risk indicator checklist as a tool for staff alongside the need for professional curiosity and recognising the issues of capacity, control and consent.


Additional Information

Staff will need to have completed the Domestic Abuse eLearning course (3 modules) before taking part in this session.

Start Date
Monday 31 January 2022
End Date
Monday 31 January 2022
Closing Date
Sunday 30 January 2022
09:30 - 14:30
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