DA: Safely Engaging with Perpetrators
Date & Time:
We recognise that professionals do have a role to play in engaging with perpetrators of Domestic Abuse in order to appropriately assess and respond to risk and safety. The emotional and physical safety of survivors and children is paramount. No professional should undertake interventions with perpetrators unless they have the appropriate skills, training and support to do so. The course trainers will challenge participants should they feel that work with perpetrators is being inappropriately undertaken and will follow this up where necessary.
Multi-Agency professionals, managers and frontline workers with direct management experience or frontline contact with perpetrators and their families or those managing such staff.
To recognise and understand the tactics/behaviours used by perpetrators of Domestic Abuse, their potential motivations and how this can affect us as professionals.
To recognise and understand the unique factors involved in engaging safely with perpetrators of Domestic Abuse.
By the end of the training participants should:
- be able to recognise that they have a role in identifying, engaging and safely managing perpetrators of Domestic Abuse, however that any intervention and work with perpetrators should only be undertaken by qualified professionals within an accredited environment
- ave an increased understanding of the potential motivations behind abusive behaviour and have the opportunity to explore experiences of Domestic Abuse from a perpetrator perspective
- have a heightened awareness of the ability of perpetrators to manipulate and therefore involve professionals in the ongoing Abuse of survivors and their friends/families
- have an increased understanding of how their own experiences and beliefs will impact upon their ability to engage with perpetrators of Domestic Abuse
- have an increased perception of what a healthy relationship is and of why it is important to encourage perpetrators and survivors to understand what constitutes a healthy relationship
- understand the importance of working within an anti racist/anti discriminatory way when engaging people who use services and their families
Pre event requisites
Delegates should have completed the Domestic Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence E-Learning Package available here. Completing this will enhance your learning experience. Delegates should also have attended ‘Domestic Abuse: Understanding coercive control and the multi-agency framework’.
Discussion with your line manager to establish that the course outcomes are relevant to your practice.
Post event requisites
Completion of a Learning Action Plan and reflection on learning in supervision. Delegates should also work to consider the longer term impact on their practice.