Tracy is the victim of domestic abuse.  After she reports the abuse to the police and leaves her partner, a range of services – practical, emotional and financial- are put into place to help Tracy.  As a result she is able to make positive changes to her life and that of her son.
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Coercive control, Getting help and support
  • Guidance free

Level of Complexity: Intermediate
  • Differentiation applies depending on the audience
  • Trainer to develop the questions accordingly

Video Synopsis

  • Female adult with son is the victim of domestic abuse
  • She reports the situation to the police and leaves her abusive partner
  • She speaks to Staying Put and is able to stay in her own home whilst the partner moves out
  • She is given support from a range of services
  • She is able to make positive changes to the lives of herself and her son

Issues Covered

  • Specialist Domestic Abuse Support Services
  • Procedures
  • Routine Enquiry
  • Empathy
  • Listening Skills
  • Expectations that staff have of victims
  • Perpetrator support

  • To identify safeguarding issues separate to crimes.
  • To describe a good quality support service
  • To show a good quality Routine Enquiry Approach to Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • To respond appropriately to DVA disclosure
  • To recognise empathy and listening skills

  • What supervision is in place for staff?
  • What is a good quality routine enquiry approach to DVA?
  • What is an appropriate support service?
  • Do you have perpetrator programmes/services
  • How do we document evidence and share information whilst keeping the service user engaged?

Target Audience:

  • Teachers
  • Adult Social Care
  • Children’s Social Care
  • Police – Safeguarding Officers
  • Police Community support officers
  • Voluntary and Community-based groups
  • Youth workers
  • General Practitioners
  • Elected Members
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS) services
  • Housing staff

Useful For:

  • Conference
  • One to one
  • Group training
  • Awareness event
  • Supervision sessions

Training Suggestions:

  • Coercive control training/discussion
  • Routine Enquiry training
  • Healthy relationship training/discussion
  • Domestic & Sexual Violence Policy

Useful Links

For Further Support

  • Local Safeguarding Children Board
  • Safeguarding Adults Board
  • Domestic Abuse trainers
  • Specialist Domestic Abuse Support Services
  • Police Officers involved in Safeguarding training