Domestic Abuse

Impact on Children


Domestic Abuse has a major effect on the health and welfare of Children and Young People.  Studies have shown that, in 90% of domestic abuse cases, children are in the same or next room when abuse occurs.  The significance of this harm is now recognised as an issue that not only places Children and Young People at immediate risk but can lead to both short and long-term consequences.

This course explores domestic abuse and the impact it can have on Children and Young People, advising on:

  • How to enhance resilience,

  • How best to intervene, and

  • Why it should be considered Child Abuse

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Why Choose This Course

It is sometimes hard to separate myths from facts regarding the impact that domestic abuse has on Children and Young People, as many do not feel that a child can be a proxy victim.  This course will debunk this and other similar untruths in order to expose the different types of affects witnessing domestic abuse can have on a child, including:

  • Anxiety and Depression,
  • Problems at school, such as truanting, and
  • Incidents of Aggressive and Violent behaviour

It will also help you develop your skills in listening to children and making effective referrals

"I liked the trainers enthusiastic style, it didn’t drag, had a great pace and was very informative."

- B.C.  Children’s Worker New Life Church

Learning Outcomes

Through this course, delegates will come to understand:

~ What Domestic Abuse is and how it affects Children and Young People

~ Physical and Psychological effects of domestic violence and the best ways to support a child or young person that may have witnessed it

~ How to classify the behaviours displayed by a Child or Young person who may be witnessing domestic abuse and advise of the best procedures for referrel

Target Audience

Key Target Audiences For This Course Include:

~ Teachers, health practitioners and anyone else who may work with Children within the voluntary, statutory or independent sectors

~ Those who work with Young People or who have Young People as clients

~ People who would like to learn more about domestic abuse and the impact it has on Children or Young People - whether it is for personal reasons or so they can play a part in its intervention/prevention

 Course Details

Duration of course: 1 Day

 All our attendance certificates are professionally printed and endorsed by our provision awards.

Cost: £550 per course 

excluding VAT

Price is based on a group of 12 Students, with a £55.00 charge for each additional student.  The maximum number of delegates is venue dependent.

 If you would like to know more about this course, then please fill out the form to the right.  Enter your contact details and your query in the message box and click on send - our trainer will then get in touch.