DA: The Legal Framework

Date & Time:

Monday 9 November 2020 (09:45 - 16:00)


Virtual, N/a


Course content
An outline of some of the key elements of the complex legal framework around the Domestic Abuse agenda including Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Orders (DVPN/O’s) and Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (also known as Clare’s Law). The course will also update on recent legislative changes around Coercive Control, Revenge Pornography, Mandatory Reporting of FGM and the Care Act.

Target audience
Multi Agency professionals who work with adults, children or families that may be affected by Domestic Abuse, managers dealing directly with Domestic Abuse or managing those that deal directly with or are affected by Domestic Abuse.

To enable participants to gain an understanding of the full legal framework within the civil and criminal courts in relation to perpetrators and survivors of Domestic Abuse and their children, together with the funding implications.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the training participants should be able to:
 understand the interface between the criminal and civil law framework
 describe the key principles of public funding and how they are applied in practice
 understand the full range of civil law remedies available to a survivor and how to access them
 analyse the main remedies available under the Family Law Act 1996 and evaluate their use in relation to a number of different situations
 analyse the main remedies available under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997
 demonstrate an understanding of the changes relating to the breach of civil orders under the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004
 understand the key principles of The Children Act both in relation to private and public child care law
 understand Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHR) and the learning to be gained from them
 understand the law and processes for the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) and Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPN) and Orders (DVPO)
 understand the importance of working in an anti racist/anti discriminatory way when engaging service users 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.
NB. Delegates should be aware that this course requires them to take part in individual, paired and whole group activities. Please advise the trainer of any concerns you may have before the course starts or as soon as possible.

Post event requisites
Completion of a Learning Action Plan and reflection on learning in supervision. Follow up of all identified Domestic Abuse or other training needs. Delegates should also work to consider the longer term impact on their practice.

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Virtual, N/a