Routine Enquiry – Asking About Abuse

This is available for in-house delivery only

Course description

The model known as ‘routine enquiry’ is where clients are routinely asked about abuse and whether they would like information about sources of help. This model is increasingly being used in frontline services. Research shows that most victims/survivors will not disclose gender based violence and abuse unless directly asked. It also shows that women who have experienced or are experiencing gender based violence and abuse want to be asked, and that those who are not, don’t mind being asked. The biggest block to asking about gender violence and abuse is that many professionals fear a disclosure of abuse. Those who feel ill-equipped to say or do the right thing would therefore rather avoid the subject. This training is designed to address these concerns.

This course is run in association with AVE (Against Violence and Abuse)
Learning Objectives
• Understand how attitudes and beliefs towards gender based violence and abuse can impact on practice
• Understand the nature and prevalence of gender based violence and abuse
• To understand how and where survivors of abuse are likely to seek help
• Understand the impact of gender based violence and abuse on victims and their children
• Understand the purpose and process involved in asking a routine question about gender based violence and abuse
• Be able to encourage and respond appropriately to disclosures of gender based violence and abuse
• Develop confidence in asking a routine question about gender based violence and abuse
• Know how to identify risk, sign-post and provide advice about support options in relation to asking a routine question about gender based violence and abuse
• To consider models and create plans for routinely enquiry

Who should attend

This course will be beneficial to frontline professionals responsible for routine enquiry or decision-makers who are considering implementing routine enquiry into their organisation.

To make a booking, please complete the booking form attached below and forward to us at AdviceUK, 101E Universal House, 88-94 Wentworth Street, London E1 7SA or send it by email to training@adviceuk.org.uk

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