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Multi agency training: domestic abuse and forced marriage

Practitioners working in Luton have access to a wide range of free Multi-Agency training events on domestic abuse and forced marriage offered by the Luton Domestic Abuse Partnership working in conjunction with the Luton Safeguarding Children Boar

Brief details of the courses currently available are below. For more details and information on how to book, click on the link below or contact learning&[email protected] or call 01582 547555 or 547349
.Luton Safeguarding Children Board
Understanding domestic abuse foundation course
By the end of the course delegates will have a greater awareness of:

  • patterns and the impact of domestic abuse
  • indicators of domestic abuse
  • local services, policies and procedures

Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conference
MARAC Awareness Training is a half day event aiming to familiarise staff with the role and purpose of the MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference). By the end of the course participants will:

  • understand the importance of multi agency working in relation to domestic abuse
  • be familiar with the MARAC process and how to identify, assess and refer cases

Forced marriage multi-agency event
By attending the session delegates will:

  • raise awareness of forced marriage/honour based violence
  • understand indicators of Forced Marriage /honour based violence
  • be able to identify good practice through a case study
  • know about Multi agency guidance developed by the Forced Marriage Unit

Forced marriage and legal remedies
This training is a more detailed programme focusing specifically on the legal remedies available to victims or potential victims of forced marriage:

  • What is a forced marriage?
  • legal remedies
  • forced marriages involving an adult/child
  • ending a forced marriage

Domestic abuse and young people
By attending the session delegates will:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues surrounding domestic abuse in young people‚Äôs relationships
  • Gain an understanding of the impact of domestic abuse young people as victims and perpetrators
  • Have an opportunity to review the research undertaken in this field
  • Discuss the role of practitioners in addressing these issues as part of strategic and service plans.

Domestic abuse and alcohol multi-agency event
By attending the session delegates will:

  • understand physical, psychological and behavioural effects of alcohol
  • consider why perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse may misuse alcohol
  • examine the impact of alcohol misuse on the family unit
  • understand how the use of alcohol may increase incidences of domestic abuse
  • consider the importance of routine assessment for alcohol misuse (raising the subject
  • confidently and effectively; alcohol screening tools)
  • familiarise with local and national alcohol services
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