EMPPO: Improving Our Practice on Violence Against Women and Girls: Spotlight On Domestic Abuse

Session 1 Monday 19th July 9.30am – 12.30pm
Session 2 Wednesday 21st July 9.30am – 12.30pm

What is this training?
This is an introductory, multi-agency, two part training that aims to develop your understanding of domestic abuse, as a form of gender based violence. During the two sessions we will explore the root causes of domestic abuse, the impact of domestic abuse on women, the complexities involved in leaving abusive relationships, and the main elements of best practices with women.

Who is this learning for?
This training is aimed at people who are working directly or indirectly with those affected by domestic abuse or those who have an interest in working in this field in the future.

Are there are pre-requisites for attending this course?
A pre-requisite for this training is to watch the Domestic Abuse Awareness Raising Tool video at: https://www.daart.scot/ or via both Council LearnPro sites.

What are the learning outcomes?
Participants will be able to:
• Define gender based violence and understand its root cause.
• Define domestic abuse as physical, emotional and sexual abuse as termed by the Scottish Government.
• Explain the difficulties experienced by women disclosing and leaving abusive men.
• Identify the main elements of safe practice and sensitive services to women, children and young people.
• Have an awareness of the services available to help support a person experiencing domestic abuse.

How will the training be delivered?
This training will take place on a virtual basis, using Microsoft Teams. You should only sign up to this course if you are able to attend and can access the training via Microsoft Teams.

Who is delivering this training?
This training is being delivered by Julie Watson, Chief Executive, Women’s Aid East and Midlothian and Helen Smart, Senior Health Promotion Specialist, NHS Lothian.

How do I apply?
Speak to your line manager about whether this course is suitable for your role and level of experience. You are required to seek your manager’s approval, ensure that you are available on the day, and that you have protected time to attend before applying. You can then apply by completing the form below. The closing date for booking on this course is Tuesday 22nd June. We will confirm as soon as possible after the closing date if you have a place.

Note: This course counts towards the Continuous Professional Learning requirements (Child Protection) for registered social service workers.

Application Form

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