Domestic Abuse and Child Protection

(Specific Contact Workforce)

Safe and Together is an evidence based model which focuses on harm to children and supports the non-abusing parent in cases of domestic abuse.  This child centred model identifies harm to children, as well as protective and resilience factors.  It looks at the facts of the case including behavioral patterns of the perpetrator, protective efforts of the non-abusing parent and how these interrelate, and looks specifically at the adverse impact on the children.  It is designed to support and enhance practice and will be used alongside existing child protection guidelines and GIRFEC obligations.   

 

Domestic Abuse and Children's Safety (Safe & Together Model)

The aim of this course is for participants to develop a greater awareness and understanding of the nature and scope of domestic abuse, its impact and consequences and its intersections with child safety, wellbeing and protection through the Safe and Together approach.

 

Learning Outcomes

 

By the end of the training participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the dynamics and impact of domestic abuse on mothers and children
  • Demonstrate awareness of the links between domestic abuse, child welfare and protection
  • Understand the Safe and Together approach to domestic abuse

 

Target Group

This course is aimed at practitioners working with children who are experiencing domestic abuse.  it is suitable for practitioners who work with children, young people, vulnerable people, victims/survivors of abuse and perpetrators.

 

Available Dates

 

Tuesday 27th August 2019 at the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Kirkcaldy

Tuesday 10th December 2019 at Dunfermline City Chambers

Tuesday 1st October 2019 at the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Kirkcaldy

Thursday 23rd January 2020 at the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Kirkcaldy

 

 

For details on dates and venues Fife Council employees should refer to CLMS (course code SW4470) and non-Fife Council staff and volunteers should email fvawp@fife.gov.uk.

 

 

FVAWP: Under Pressure (SW5126)

10.00 am – 4.30 pm  (November sessions 6pm to 9pm)

 

This course will be facilitated by Fife Violence Against Women Partnership, NHS Fife and Fife Council’s Community Learning and Development.

 

Aim

 

This course is for staff who would like to use the Under Pressure training programme to increase the skills and awareness around abuse and exploitation in young people's intimate relationships, as well as providing activity resources for those frontline staff to use with young people to help work towards preventing VAWG (violence against women and girls) by raising awareness of VAWG, changing attitudes towards it, and examining ideas to do with gender inequality.

 

Learning Outcomes

 

To better increase knowledge, skills and confidence in the delivery of effective sexualisation awareness, abuse prevention and early intervention strategies in your work with young people.

 

Target Group

 

Social Work, Education. CLD, Adults, Older People, Criminal Justice, Children and Families

 

Friday 27thSeptember 2019         20th& 27thNovember 2019           6thFebruary 2020

Dunfermline City Chambers        Maxwell Centre (2 evenings)        Fife Voluntary Action

 

 

FVAWP: Impact of Domestic Abuse on Early Years (SW3477)

9.30 am – 4.30 pm

 

This 1 day seminar is aimed at practitioners working in the early years setting or supporting mothers with children under the age of 4 years.  It is particularly suitable for Early Years Nursery and Playgroup Staff, Early Years Officers, Health Visitors, Child Minders, Social Work and Third Sector staff.

 

Children who live in households where domestic abuse occurs can suffer physical, psychological and emotional harm through directly or indirectly experiencing domestic abuse.  This course will make explicit how domestic abuse is a child protection issue.

 

Aim

 

The aim of this session is to allow participants to better understand the dynamics of domestic abuse and the impact this has on mothers, babies and toddlers highlighting the links between domestic abuse, GIRFEC and practitioners child protection responsibilities.

 

Learning Outcomes

 

By the end of the training participants will be have 

 

  • Have an understanding of the dynamics and impact of domestic abuse on mothers, babies and toddlers
  • Be able to identify indicators of domestic abuse
  • Understand the links between domestic abuse and attachment
  • Make explicit links between domestic abuse and the GIRFEC Framework

 

Target Group

 

This 1 day seminar is aimed at practitioners working in the early years setting or supporting mothers with children under the age of 4 years.  It is particularly suitable for Early Years Nursery and Playgroup Staff, Early Years Officers, Health Visitors, Child Minders, Social Work and Third Sector staff.

 

Monday 25thNovember 2019 – Kirkcaldy Townhouse

 

 

To book any of the FVAWP Courses, Fife Council employees should refer to CLMS and non-Fife Council should email fvawp@fife.gov.uk

 

 

FVAWP: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) (SW2833)

(2.00 pm – 4.00 pm)

 

This stand-alone, multi-agency seminar is aimed at professionals working across services to raise awareness of the very current issue surrounding female genital mutilation, including prevalence, consequences, legal aspects and implications for practice. There is a need for us all to become more aware of FGM which is widespread in a number of communities in Scotland.

 

Aim

 

Female Genital Mutilation is an abuse of human rights and is a child protection issue.  The aim of this is course to raise awareness of the issues surrounding female genital mutilation, including prevalence, consequences, legal aspects and implications for practice.

 

Learning Outcomes

 

By the end of the training participants will be have 

 

  • To understand the practice and consequences of female genital mutilation/circumcision
  • To better understand the prevalence, reasons and justifications for this practice
  • To develop an understanding of how to identify those at potential risk of FGM
  • To be able to access appropriate support and information for clients and professionals
  • To gain an understanding of the legal issues around FGM

 Thursday 12thDecember 2019                             Thursday  5thMarch 2020

 Kirkcaldy Town House                                          Bankhead, Glenrothes

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