Responding to young people affected by domestic abuse

Young people's violence advisor training (Ypva) for professionals working with teenagers at risk of domestic violence and relationship abuse

Improve the response in your local area to young people who are experiencing domestic abuse.

Our young people's practitioner training will increase your understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and how it is different for young people. It will encourage you to consider how adolescence impacts on a young person's behaviour, the key risk factors for serious harm, and how to safety plan in a multi-agency context, including the role of Multi agency risk assessment conferences (Marac) and children's services. 

Other key topics include gangs and relationship abuse, young people and intimate partner violence in the digital age, young people affected by 'honour'-based violence and forced marriage and identifying and responding to child sexual exploitation.

 

How can this training help learners?

...high quality, relevant training with excellent facilitators

Course feedback, 2015

The first eight days of all of our foundation courses cover what we consider the core essentials for anyone working with victims of domestic abuse. The final four days focus on a particular specialist subject - in this case, young people affected by domestic abuse. This final block is also what makes up the expert course. However so that individuals don’t miss out on the core training, we will only accept individuals at expert level once they have completed the foundation training.

Topics that will be addressed as part of the specialist training will include:

  • What is adolescence? How does adolescence impact on a young person's behaviour? What are the implications of this for practice?
  • The key risk factors for serious harm for young people experiencing domestic abuse
  • Safety planning with young people in a multi-agency context
  • The role of multi-agency risk assessment conferences (Marac) and children's services in increasing the safety of young people in abusive relationships
  • Gangs and relationship abuse
  • Young people and intimate partner violence in the digital age
  • Young people affected by 'honour'-based violence and forced marriage
  • Identifying and responding to child sexual exploitation.

 

If you're new to SafeLives training choose Foundation level

The first eight days of all of our foundation courses cover what we consider the core essentials for anyone working with victims of domestic abuse. The final four days focus on a specialist subject - in this case, young people. 

 

Choose Expert level if you've completed a 12 day course with us before

Our expert level courses are designed for learners who have already attended foundation training in one subject and want to top up their knowledge by attending a shorter (four day) course in a new field. We will only accept individuals at expert level who have completed a foundation course with SafeLives.

 

Course information

Foundation Level (12 days)
Dates and locations: To be confirmed
Price: Full fee: £2400, Reduced fee: £1950*

Complete the Young People’s Practitioner foundation level training and receive the Certificate in Domestic Abuse OCNLR Level 3

Register your interest today and you will also be amongst the first to know when applications open. We aim to hold training in areas where we know there is demand, so please, do tell us whereabouts you are.

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Expert level (4 days)
Dates and locations: Birmingham Bond company, Birmingham, Tues 16 - Fri 19 May 2017
Price: Full fee: £795, Reduced fee: £550*

For learners who have already completed a SafeLives foundation (12 day) course. Complete two expert-level training courses and qualify for the diploma ‘Domestic abuse: prevention and early intervention’.

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*for registered charities with an annual income of less than £1m. Please note that there are a limited number of reduced fee places available so early applications are advised.

 

 

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