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NOCN Level 3 Award and Certificate in Preventing and Tackling Domestic Abuse

Welsh Women’s Aid is the first organisation to lead and deliver the first national qualification in Preventing and Tackling Domestic Abuse in Wales.

Certificate Level

Understanding Domestic and Sexual Violence within a Social and Historical Context (6 credits)

Understanding Domestic and Sexual Violence within a Social and Historical Context will cover the fundamentals of the power and control model of domestic abuse and sexual violence. It will provide an insight into understanding the relationship between gender roles and domestic and sexual violence. We will explore the inter-relationship of domestic abuse and sexual violence and how to work effectively in partnership to support victims. The course will also analyse how various factors such as social and cultural background can impact on women accessing support and how to tackle these issues.

Understanding Child Protection in the Context of Domestic and Sexual Violence (6 credits)

Child protection is at the heart of ending domestic and sexual violence against children and young people. This course takes a detailed look at child abuse, its effects on children and protective factors. We will also explore challenges to disclosures and professional responses to supporting children who are victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence. This course will consider and critically examine legislation about child contact and other major aspects of public law relevant to child protection in domestic abuse cases. The course will analyse the importance of a multi-agency response when protecting children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse and sexual violence. This course will also explore ways in which professionals can empower and support children and young people who have experienced abuse.

The Role of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Practitioner (6 credits)

This course presents the fundamentals for professionals working in the Domestic Abuse sector supporting victims of abuse. The course sessions include the principles of advocacy work relating to domestic abuse and sexual violence, how to provide first response to victims and what key organisational policies are essential when working with women victims of abuse. The Role of the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Practitioner provides sector professionals with a good level of knowledge and analysis on safety planning and risk management. The course will examine the legal context for domestic abuse victims and will provide information to professionals on the guidelines the Police and Crown Prosecution Service follow for all cases of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Domestic and Sexual Violence Partnerships and Coordinated Community Response (6 credits)

During this course, professionals will gain insight on the model of a coordinated community response to domestic abuse and sexual violence. Professionals will examine and analyse their own organisation’s partnership work and outline best practice. One of the main course areas is to assist students in identifying systemic problems, assessing their own practice and responses to domestic abuse cases in a partnership context, and reflect on the challenges and rewards of multi-agency work. The course explores these concepts through a series of case studies and discussions around current legislation.. The course will help sector professionals develop their understanding of various challenges and pressures involved in working in a multi-agency context and support available to victims. Students will learn of their contribution to multi-agency meetings, procedures and systems involved in domestic abuse and sexual violence cases.

The award is aimed at those who are working in the sector and have no knowledge or some knowledge of domestic abuse and sexual violence. The certificate is aimed at those working in the sector who wish for enhanced knowledge of domestic abuse and sexual violence. Each unit for the award and certificate is approximately 2-3 days in the training room, and students will be required to submit a portfolio of work for each unit to gain the full accreditation.

 

Learners with this qualification can apply for IDVA role. The qualification is equivalent and recognised by the Home Office.

 

Award Level

The Nature and Impact of Domestic Abuse (4 credits)

Learners will be able to understand how an abusive relationship occurs and the effects on victims. This course will also provide insight into the coping strategies used by victims of abuse and barriers women and children face when seeking help. The second part of the course will focus on the prevalence of sexual violence within the context of domestic abuse/violence and the effects on victims. The course will also provide an outline of support service provision nationally and multi-agency work in the context of domestic abuse.

The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children and Young People (4 credits)

The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children and Young People award course is designed for professionals to acquire the necessary skills and capabilities when working with children and young people affected by domestic abuse/violence. This course will provide an insight on the effects of violence on children and young people, and the dynamics on the relationship between the non-abusive parent and the children affected. The course will provide students with knowledge on professional responses to domestic abuse disclosures by children and young people.

Professional Responses to Domestic Abuse (4 credits)

This course is intended for front-line professionals and others charged with the responsibility of working with victims of domestic abuse. The sessions will provide knowledge and understanding on how to respond effectively to victims’ support needs, considering mixed social backgrounds and beliefs. During the course, there will be a focus on risk in the context of domestic abuse and how to work adequately with victims with various risk levels.

 

  Awarded by NOCN group

 

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