Early Years Domestic Abuse Training

This training has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Domestic Abuse Partnership Co-ordinator, Rachel Axtell, for the attention of Childminders and Early Years Settings.
This training is by invite only. If you have not received an invite, please contact the event organiser by emailing thelink@slough.gov.uk.If you have received an invite and are unsure of how to register, please download the following instructions: https://thelink.slough.gov.uk/file-download/download/public/860


Domestic abuse affects millions of people in the UK each year. According to figures from the Crime Survey of England and Wales, 1.3 million women experienced domestic violence in the 12 months leading up to March 2016 alone.

What's more, an average of two women a week are killed by their ex or current partner in Britain. Of course, it is not just women who are affected by domestic violence and abuse either, with Office for National Statistics data showing that 700,000 male victims came forward in 2016.

The impact of domestic abuse can extend beyond the victim, affecting their children, future relationships and even their job.

As a result, it is vital that awareness of domestic violence and abuse improves, so people know how to spot potential signs of it, and are aware of the appropriate way to deal with domestic abuse.

This course is for Early Years Professionals who work closely with children, young people and other potentially vulnerable individuals who need a good level of domestic abuse awareness so they are able to identify victims and help them to get out of the abusive situation. This is what our Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse course is designed to educate people about.

After attending this programme, learners will be able to:

  • Explain what domestic violence and abuse is and identify who is at risk
  • Describe the physical and psychological effects of domestic violence and abuse
  • Explain the impact of domestic violence and abuse on children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Describe best practices for supporting those experiencing domestic violence


  • Any cancellations MUST be made 7 days prior to the event.
  • Any bookings cancelled within these 7 days will be subject to a £15.00 cancellation fee.
  • Non attendance will also be subject to a £15.00 charge.


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