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Domestic Violence and Abuse


This course will help practitioners understand more about Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA). It incorporates Forced Marriage (FM), Honour Based Violence (HBV) and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It is based on nationally available evidence and good practise and it will also increase understanding of what a Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) is and what it does.


Everybody working with children and young people


Objectives for the course are to enable learners to:

  • Understand what domestic abuse, forced marriage, honour based violence, female genital mutilation and MARAC are
  • Understand how to spot the signs of these practices
  • Understand how to highlight the harm they do to victims and their families
  • Understand what help and support is available locally and nationally
  • Understand what your responsibilities are.


Estimated learning time: 60 minutes.