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Responding to young people affected by domestic abuse

Young peoples violence advisor training course

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.

Our recent report Safe Young Lives highlighted the fact that the abuse that young people experience may look different to the abuse that adults experience. It also found that existing adult domestic abuse support is not always equipped to meet the needs of young people.

It is important that support for young people is delivered in a way that is responsive to their needs and their specific issues are expertly addressed. 

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.

Young people commonly experience abuse through new technologies and social media, which can be used as a monitoring or harassment tool by the perpetrator. This training will help you to understand what technologies and apps are currently available and how to keep up to date as new ones emerge. 

How can training help learners?

...There is a real expertise needed when working with children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse in order to recognise and work with the impacts but also do the essential preventative work. If you have the opportunity...this can only serve to enhance your knowledge and skills.

 

As part of the specialist training focussing on young people and abuse, the course will look at the following topics:

  • 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.
  • What is adolescence? How does adolescence impact on a young person's behaviour? What are the implications of this for practice?
  • Safety planning with young people in a multi-agency context

 

Courses: 

Responding to Young People Affected By Abuse Foundation Course 

Applications are now open for Autumn 2022 until 12pm on 13th July

Please click here to apply

 

Course Details

Price: £2,400   Subsidies: We are committed to supporting smaller and specialist services to access our services. To help facilitate this, we offer a fixed number of subsidies (on two tiers) for services with an annual income of less than £1 million (£1950 per learner) and less than £500,000 (£950 per learner).  

Awards available: OCNLR Level 3 in Domestic Abuse: Prevention and Intervention 

Format: 

  • 12-days of training 
  • The first 8 days of all our foundation courses cover what we consider the core essentials for anyone working with victims of domestic abuse. The final 4 days focus on a specialist subject, in this case it is Young People aged 13-18. 
  • You must attend all 12 days.

Assessment: 4 Written worksheets 

Total course time requirement: 300 hours 

Accessibility: We welcome learners of all backgrounds and abilities. We encourage you to share with us any details on accessibility and diverisity needs so we can ensure the right support is in place. You can aslso contact us if you have any queries training@safelives.org.uk

 

Autumn 2022 Course

Platform: Hybrid – In-person and Zoom 

Time: 09:30 – 16:00*  

Block 1: 6th – 7th September (In-room, Bristol, venue TBC)

Block 2: 4th – 5th October

Block 3: 1st – 2nd November

Block 4: 29th – 30th November

Block 5: 10th – 11th January

Block 6: 31st January – 1st February

*For Block 1, the training days will end at 16:30 as they are being delivered in-room. The rest of the blocks will be delivered online via Zoom.

 

 

 

Responding to Young People Affected By Abuse 

4 Day ONLINE Specialist Course

Applications are now closed 

The next course will be running in Autumn 2022, if you are interested in joining please register your interest here

 

Price: £795   Subsidies:  We are committed to supporting smaller and specialist services to access our courses. To help facilitate this, we offer a fixed number of subsidies (on two tiers) for services with an annual income of less than £1 million (£550 per learner) and less than £500,000 (£300 per learner).We use information on the application form to determine who to award the subsidised spaces to.

To promote diversity and widen our learners’ network, we limit the number of successful applicants from the same organisation. A maximum of 2 learners from a single organisation will be admitted to one course. Please consider this before you apply to avoid any disappointment. 

Eligibility:   

  • Anyone with a current active caseload of young people in the community. This is to ensure that you have a varied range of case examples for your worksheets.  
  • A line manager or equivalent role within an appropriate organisation, who can vouch for you for the entire time you are on the course and completing the worksheets. 

Time Commitment: 55 hours

*The course comprises 4 days ONLINE training, delivered in 2 blocks; e-learning module which must be completed prior to attending block 1 of  the training; and the completion of an assessed worksheet that is submitted online. 

Accessibility: We welcome learners of all backgrounds and abilities. We encourage you to share with us any details on accessibility and diverisity needs so we can ensure the right support is in place. You can aslso contact us if you have any queries training@safelives.org.uk

 

To be classed as a qualified YPVA you will need to have completed a YPVA foundation course at SafeLives, or graduated from an alternative SafeLives Foundation course (Idva / Outreach / High Harm High Risk) AND graduated from the YPVA 4 day Specialist training. 

1 Crime survey for England and Wales, March 2016