Responding safely to young people experiencing domestic abuse

Young person

Young people experience the highest rates of domestic abuse of any age group.1 

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

Monday 25th June
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Tuesday 4th September
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Join Alice Hunt and Jennifer Douglas (Glasgow) and Jennifer Douglas and Fiona McMullen (Stirling) for a one-day interactive training event aimed at skilling practitioners who work in Scotland on how best to respond safely and effectively to young people experiencing (or who have previously experienced) domestic abuse from a partner. 

Throughout the day you can expect to develop your understanding of the attitudes of young people (late teens) and how to broach the subject of possible domestic abuse in their relationships. The course will run through how to use the risk assessment tool SafeLives Young Person’s Dash effectively. They will also take learners through referral routes and safety planning.

Course details


Monday 25th June 2018
Robertson House, 152 Bath Street. G2 4TB
Cost: £95 for statutory organisations and £75 for voluntary sector
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Tuesday 4th September 2018
Hotel Colession, 33 Spital Street, FK8 1DU
Cost: £95 for statutory organisations and £75 for voluntary sector
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Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for anyone who works with young people (aged 16+), including professionals in social work, education, health, and a wide range of young people support roles.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you can expect to:

  • Understand the reasons why it is difficult for young people to recognise and disclose abuse in relationships.
  • Understand the ways in which young people may behave in response to abuse.
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment and safety planning.
  • Understand the importance of child protection measures and of working with other relevant agencies.
  • Be aware of current research findings in relation to the prevalence and nature of domestic abuse between young people.
  • Have considered common attitudes held by young people towards domestic abuse and how to engage and challenge.

Learner feedback

Can straightaway be helpful to practice

Course is informative, well taught and interesting

I would recommend to colleagues working with young people who have prior experience of issues around domestic abuse


Apply now for our Glasgow 'Responding to Young People' training

Apply now for our Stirling 'Responding to Young People' training

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Crime survey for England and Wales, March 2016