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Domestic abuse awareness and multi agency training

Preventing and responding effectively to domestic abuse is a priority for all agencies. Agencies can have a basic awareness of domestic abuse. This will result in a shared understanding of the complex issues surrounding the problem. Appropriate assessments and responses will be made.

Information and guidance for agencies about domestic abuse in Surrey can be found in the:

Additionally, information and guidance for agencies working in the field of domestic abuse is available on the Home Office website.

Training courses and course dates

Working with partners, we have recently revised our multi-agency learning and development framework. The main aims of the training framework are:

  • To enable consistency of practice in response to all domestic abuse incidents
  • To ensure that practitioners can effectively support those who are experiencing domestic abuse
  • To enable consistency of practice in responses to all domestic abuse incidents involving children
  • To enable practitioners to understand their own roles and be aware of the roles and responsibilities of their multi agency partners
  • To ensure that learning from Serious Case Reviews and Homicide Reviews is put into practice
  • To be aware of all the support services available.

To view the next available dates, download the programme below.

All courses are free for multi agency employees to attend and to book a place, download and complete the Multi-Agency Training Application Form and submit it to SCC Shared Services Training Administration Team.

There is an e-Learning package called: 'What is Domestic Abuse?' which is available for any person to complete, but ideally should be completed by anyone prior to attending the 'Domestic Abuse: Understanding the Multi-Agency Approach' classroom course. To access the e-Learning, visit the Surrey Skills Academy website.

NB. You will need to create a log in - Username and Password on the website to access the e-Learning, but this is a very simple process to complete.

For more information, please see the Surrey against domestic abuse website.

Files available to download