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Domestic Abuse Level 1 & 2

Suitable for all Council and partner agency staff and volunteers who need an understanding of domestic abuse.  

  • Domestic Violence and Abuse Brief Overview : 3 hours classroom (Level 1)

This course is suitable for anyone needing a basic introduction to domestic violence and abuse offering a choice of learning methods.   It stands alone or can step up to the level 2 and 3 courses.

Domestic Violence and Abuse Brief Overview - dates for 2018 and 2019

29th October 2018 and 21st February 2019

Domestic Violence and Abuse – Level 2 – full day - this includes discussion of the latest research on types of domestic violence and abuse, cycle of change, barriers to leaving and much more.

The Level 2 course is designed for anyone working directly with families who may be affected by domestic abuse. This course will provide learners with a greater knowledge and support practice from that gained in the Level 1 course.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe what domestic violence and abuse is and the dynamics and barriers that make it hard to report, and difficult to escape from.
  • Describe the wide-ranging effects on Adults and Children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse
  • Be alert to the possibility of domestic violence and abuse in your own workplace whether customers or colleagues.
  • Know how to respond appropriately and where to get support

What people have said:

"Hopefully I'll never need to refer someone for a domestic violence incident but if I do I now know what to do. The course was enjoyable and I learned a lot."

"The training was eye-opening and very informative. Whether you expect to come into contact with it or not it is useful knowledge."

The dates for 2018 and 2019 are below:

29th June, 27th August, 20th September, 15th November, 13th December 2018 and 28th February 2019

All training sessions are held at Doncaster Council Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

To book a place on any of these courses:

Please email Doncaster HR Team: or phone (01709) 255706

These courses are provided FREE of charge for any agency working in Doncaster.

Due to delegates failing to attend, or cancel with sufficient notice we have introduced a £25 charge for non attendance. You will be required to provide an address for invoice when you place your booking. In the event of cancellation within 5 working days of the course this charge will be made. Substitutes are accepted with advanced notice.

Please provide the following information when you make a booking:

Doncaster Council - payroll number, full name, postal address Directorate/Service

Area/Team, line manager's name and your contact phone number and e-mail address.

Other Organisations -

Full name, postal address details of the organisation and your contact phone number and e-mail address.  

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