Basic Awareness of Domestic Violence Including the Impact on Children and Young People

Course Information

  • Course Code: CHEL049
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Price: £40.00
  • Times: 09:00-17:00
  • Delivery Type: PT

Start Dates

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This course is targeted primarily at those who may come in to contact with children, young people and/or their families during the course of their work.

The course is suitable for volunteers, practitioners and managers from the voluntary, statutory and independent sectors. All levels of staff and volunteers should consider that the course could be relevant to their work, particularly those workers who feel that they may be the first point of contact for survivors of domestic violence: e.g. a receptionist in childrens or adults services. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature. The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.

What will I study?

On average, survivors of domestic violence contact 11 agencies before obtaining the help they need.

On average, a woman is assaulted at least 35 times before she reports an assault to the police.

Domestic violence is equally prevalent among all income groups and among people from all ethnic groups.

Women who have experienced domestic violence are 15 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 9 times more likely to abuse drugs, 3 times more likely to be diagnosed as depressed or psychotic and 5 times more likely to attempt suicide.

Considering these statistics, this e-learning course is suitable for any worker who is in regular contact or works regularly with children, young people and their families. The course will raise your awareness of the issues surrounding domestic violence particularly for those workers that come into contact with survivors.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Explain what domestic violence is and who is most at risk
  • Recognise the difference between the facts and myths surrounding domestic violence
  • Describe the physical and psychological effects of domestic violence
  • Explain the impact of domestic violence on the unborn child, children and young people
  • Classify the behaviours displayed by a perpetrator
  • Identify positive and negative ways to support cases of domestic violence
  • Outline how the victim may feel
  • Interpret domestic violence statistics
  • Describe best practices
  • Identify the ‘dos and don't's' of assisting in a domestic violence case
  • Recognise when and where to get help

Areas covered include:

  • Learning Objectives
  • What is Domestic Violence?
  • Power and Control Wheel & Impact on Health
  • Impact on Children and Young People
  • Your Role in Supporting Victims
  • Further Information and Summary
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this module.


How will I be assessed?

With approximately 80 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.

What can I do next?

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For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email

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