Suitable for: All What does this mean?
Meeting the needs of domestic abuse victims from a social housing provider perspective – updated for the Social Housing White Paper
Reducing or eliminating domestic abuse starts by increasing awareness and improving practice across all sectors. Training frontline staff to systematically enquire, identify and respond to domestic abuse significantly helps in increasing early identification.
Awareness of domestic abuse is a critical element of the safeguarding responsibilities across the social housing sector. Most providers already recognise their duty of care to raise awareness, recognise indicators, record accurately, refer to appropriate agencies and report suspicion and disclosure of concerns to protect individuals from harm, prevent risk and promote welfare.
The Social Housing White Paper reinforces this and highlighted the important role landlords place in ending domestic abuse.
This interactive training course is designed to assist professionals to understand domestic abuse, consider your own approach and address the issues and challenges that you face when dealing with those clients who are experiencing domestic abuse.
What this course covers:
- Exploring aspects of abuse
- What do we mean by psychological abuse?
- Who are the victims?
- Exploring our own assumptions
- Increasing frontline staff sensitivity to potential signs of domestic abuse
- Ensuring an appropriate response when abuse is disclosed
- Exploring safety issues
- Ensuring your policies and procedures are robust
- Approaches to multi-agency working.
This course is a must for all staff including managers, team leaders and frontline staff, particularly those who work within:
- Housing management
- Call centres
- ASB units and teams
- Responsive repairs
- Estate services
- Income management
- Supported housing.
Tahira Hussain (MBPsS), has extensive experience working in the statutory and voluntary sector. She had a 22-year career in social work, mental health, community development and housing. Having worked in the social housing sector as part of an equality and diversity unit, Tahira has a successful track record in consultancy, training and project management. She is a graduate member of British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). She has worked as a mental health professional practitioner for a number of NHS Trusts nationally and is a private therapist providing assessment and treatment services to individuals, legal firms, schools and corporations. She is a qualified trainer on safeguarding, professional boundaries, equalities, stress management and personal development. As a freelance consultant her clients include local authorities, the education, health and housing sector nationwide.
“Excellent trainer!”Notting Hill Genesis
“Very well delivered. Thank you very much.”Norwich City Council
“It gave me Knowledge of what to look for and how to react.”Cobalt Housing
We can bring this course to you.
If you have five or more staff interested our in-house training offers great value for money.
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