This course will equip participants to use the DASH Risk Assessment tool to assess risk in domestic violence and abuse cases, and also to participate in making referrals and providing information to the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC). You must have an awareness and understanding of Domestic Abuse, and up to date knowledge of service provision in Doncaster to do this course.
You do not necessarily have to attend one of the Level 1 or 2 courses if you have the understanding of domestic abuse gained from previous training or work. Please note that the Risk Assessment and MARAC Course is very focused, and will not cover general information about domestic abuse.
These multi-agency sessions are aimed at Practitioners and Managers in Child and Adult Protection Teams, Health Visitors, School Nurses, Learning Mentors, Probation Officers, Midwifery, Hospital staff eg A&E, fracture clinic, Women's Centre, Women's Aid, Victim Support, St Leger Homes, Education Welfare, Housing Support Workers, Family Support Workers, Youth Workers, Youth Offending Team, Neighbourhood Team officers etc. This list is not exhaustive. If you come into regular contact with domestic abuse situations as part of your job, you should know how to assess risk and refer to MARAC. If this is likely to be infrequent, and your role does not involve directly working with families, you probably don't need this level.
This session will enable you to:
- Carry out risk assessments confidently using the DASH (2009) risk assessment tool, and make appropriate referrals into the MARAC.
- Describe how the MARAC works, your own responsibilities in respect of the MARAC, and those of your service's MARAC representative.
- Describe the support provided by the IDVA service, and how it can work most effectively with partner agencies.
- Understand how you personally can contribute to effective MARACs and therefore to preventing further assaults.
What people have said:
"I'd recommend it to anyone who thinks they could benefit from knowing more about how agencies can work together to reduce the risk presented by domestic abuse"
"I found the training informative and interesting and it will make a real difference in how I approach certain cases. It was an excellent course that was well-delivered by those involved."
Dates for 2018 and 2019 are as follows:
27th April, 19th July, 4th October, 26th November 2018
10th January and 7th March 2019
To book a place on this course:
Please email: Doncaster HR Team or phone (01709) 255706
This course is FREE of charge for any agency working in Doncaster. However a charge of £25 will apply for non attendance or cancellation within 5 working days of the course. Substitutes are accepted.
Please provide the following information when you make a booking:
Course name and preferred date
Doncaster Council employees - 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, address details of the organisation you work for and your contact phone number / e-mail address.