Course of the Week: Domestic Violence


Due to the increased time spent at home, it is more likely that children have been exposed to domestic violence. As children move back into school settings, it’s important to recognise the signs children display that could have stemmed from exposure to domestic violence, that's why we're highlighting our Domestic Violence E-Learning as our Course of the Week.

If you notice children are:

·       Becoming aggressive towards themselves and their peers

·       Displaying inappropriate behaviour 

·       Becoming withdrawn and isolate themselves from others

·       Becoming anxious

·       Falling behind at school 

·       Are clingy towards familiar people

·       Wetting the bed

These could be the tell-tale signs that children have witnessed domestic violence in the home. Where children and young adults are affected by this behaviour it can pose significant and long term harm to their overall wellbeing.

This sits under the umbrella of Safeguarding, due to the varying types of abuse a child may experience in this situation. As such, it is important to understand and recognise domestic violence, which is one of the most common but hidden forms of abuse.

Our domestic violence E-Learning course equips you (the practitioner) with the tools to respond appropriately to any concerns about children and their families in relation to domestic violence.

Our domestic violence training allows you to:

  • Understand what is meant by domestic violence and abuse and who is at risk.
  • Have an awareness of how domestic violence begins and be aware of the most common components of abuse.
  • Understand the impact that domestic violence and abuse has on children and young people.
  • Understand why domestic violence is considered a type of significant harm under safeguarding guidance.

The Domestic Violence E-Learning course is available through our Virtual Learning Academy for only £17.50.