Child Protection & Domestic Abuse

This training will explore the Scottish policy landscape in relation to domestic abuse and child protection. There will be a focus on best practice responses to child protection in the context of domestic abuse, including how this intersects with responses to parents experiencing and perpetrating domestic abuse.

This training is aimed at those who work directly with child and adult victims/survivors of domestic abuse, or related policy development. This course is aimed at those who have already undertaken some basic child protection training.

By the end of the session delegates will:
• Have an overview of relevant policy and legislation in relation to child protection and domestic abuse
• Explore the nature of harm and children’s experiences of domestic abuse
• Examine the intersection of child and adult protection in the context of domestic abuse
• Explore child protection in the context of post separation contact
• Reflect on best practice in supporting children experiencing domestic abuse

The facilitator  - Kay Steven is a freelance trainer and also works in the field of equalities policy. As a passionate advocate of children's rights, she has worked in the domestic abuse policy field on issues including children’s experiences of domestic abuse, child protection, and court ordered contact. She has experience of coordinating participation projects for children experiencing domestic abuse to influence policy. Kay has previously worked in policy, campaigns and public affairs in the women and children sectors in Scotland, and research on prostitution legislation in England and Wales.

Event typeTraining
Time10.00am – 4.00pm (tea/coffee & registration at 9.45am)
VenueSWA Office, 2nd Floor, 132 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JD
Cost£95 per statutory sector delegate/£75 per voluntary sector delegate/£60 Cedar group-worker, inclusive of buffet lunch

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Staying Safe

If you need immediate help contact Women's Aid, the police domestic abuse liaison officer or your local social work office.

You can also phone Scotland's domestic abuse and forced marriage helpline on 0800 027 1234

Facts & Figures

On one day in Scotland in 2013, 37 women and 22 children and young people asked for refuge accommodation, but Women's Aid were unable to find suitable spaces for 19 women and five children and young people (SWA 2013)

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