Domestic abuse training

Domestic abuse is defined as "Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality."

Courses available

There are several courses available to help develop your knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse. A brief outline and the target audience for each course is included on this page.

Domestic abuse - an introduction eLearning

This eLearning course is aimed primarily at Derbyshire County Council employees and Derbyshire schools staff. It covers what domestic abuse is, spotting the signs and indicators that someone may be being abused and how to gain support for victims.

Domestic abuse awareness

This free half day course is for practitioners who have little or no knowledge about domestic abuse and the services available in Derbyshire.

The course will help you identify the different forms of domestic abuse, why it occurs and explore facts and myths, including leaving abusive relationships.

We suggest that you attend this course prior to attending Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) training. This course could also act as a refresher for those who have attended domestic abuse training in the past.

Please see our domestic abuse awareness booking form for the available dates and to book online.

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

This full day course covers risk assessment to identify those at high risk of homicide and serious harm through domestic abuse. It also covers professional judgement, information sharing with and without consent, local referral routes and what happens during and after a MARAC meeting.

We suggest that you attend a domestic abuse awareness course before booking onto this course, if you have little or no prior knowledge regarding domestic abuse.

Please see our MARAC booking form for the available dates and to book online.

Honour based violence and forced marriage eLearning

This eLearning course is aimed primarily at Derbyshire County Council employees and Derbyshire schools staff. It covers what honour based violence and forced marriage is, spotting the signs and indicators that someone may be being abused and how to gain support for victims.