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Supporting Adults At Risk Of Domestic Abuse And Violence - Male Victim Fostering
Supporting Adults At Risk Of Domestic Abuse And Violence - Male Victim Fostering


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Domestic abuse and violence is a pattern of behaviour which is characterised by the exercise of control and the misuse of power by one person over another within an intimate relationship or a family. Domestic abuse knows no boundaries and occurs across society in different ages, gender, race, ethnicity, or religious groups regardless of sexual orientation, wealth, disability, or geography.

Domestic abuse affects men in the same way as it does women, but the barriers are different. If women still feel the “stigma”, it’s even harder for a man to disclose abuse. 

He will often live with increased fear of losing his children if he tries to take action.

This course will look at domestic abuse and violence, as well as domestic abuse facing men specifically. It will examine what domestic abuse is and the law surrounding it. It will also identify the characteristics of a healthy relationship and the warning signs for a possibly unhealthy one.

The learning objectives for this course are as follows:

  • To understand what domestic abuse is, and how it takes hold
  • To understand domestic abuse in relation to the law
  • To know the characteristics of healthy relationships
  • To know the warning signs for unhealthy relationships
  • To be aware of Bidman’s categories of psychological torture
  • To know the impact of domestic abuse on children
  • To know what adults can do to help children in abusive homes
  • To be aware of additional needs and vulnerabilities
  • To understand the Criminal Justice System and Civil Court System
  • To know where to find effective support and resources
  • To understand personal support and safety planning
  • To know the importance of confidence and self-esteem
  • To know how to keep safe
  • To understand stalking and harassment
  • To be aware of Clare’s Law and the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme
  • To know important national telephone numbers and websites

This course meets the Training, Support, and Development Standards as outlined in The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011.

Should you have 5 or more learners requiring this training please consider the face to face option we offer.

Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please go via our live chat.

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  • Course Badge
  • Course Certificate
  • Includes Extensive Handbook
  • Includes LOR – Learning Outcome Report
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