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ESSCP: Young People and Abusive Relationships

East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House), St Mary's House, St Leonard's Road
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Target Audience
Chair of Governors / Childminders / Children's Services Staff (ESCC) / CW Event open to relevant Adult Social Care / Deputy Headteachers / Heads of School / Designated Safeguarding Leads / Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service / East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) / Executive Headteachers / Foster Carers / Headteachers / Newly Qualifed Social Workers / Police / Practice Managers / Probation Service / School SENCO's / Schools / Schools Staff / SEND Practitioners / Senior Practitioners / Social Care (non Social Worker) / Social Workers / Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Teachers / Teaching Assistants / Voluntary and Community Sector / Youth Workers
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This course is a a consolidation of "Young People and Abuse in Intimate Relationships" and "Young People who are abusive to their parents/carers".

This one day seminar focuses on domestic abuse, both experienced and perpetrated by young people in their relationships. It includes a focus on domestic abuse within young people’s own intimate relationships as well as considering the emerging area of child and adolescent to parent abuse.

This course is appropriate for practitioners who wish to improve their knowledge base and practical skills when working with young people and their parents/carers who are experiencing abuse within their relationships.

It is not suitable for practitioners who are very experienced in these areas or who have already completed the two classroom courses relating to Young people and Abusive Relationships within the last 3 years.

Important note: It is essential that attendees have completed the 3 on-line domestic abuse training modules before coming on this course. It is also desirable that attendees have also completed the 2 day “Whole Family Approach to Domestic Abuse” training.


Training objectives

To gain an overview of how to work with children, young people and families where domestic abuse is  experienced and perpetrated by young people in their intimate relationships as well as towards their parents/carers

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • understand from a brief review, the dynamics of domestic abuse and violence as experienced between young people in intimate relationships and within child and adolescent to parent abuse

  • examine how and why young people may experience and perpetrate abuse and violence in their own relationships and within their relationships with their parents/carers

  • consider the challenges experienced by young people and their families

  • have an opportunity during the course to explore ways in which to engage young people and their families

  • consider and use strategies, interventions, tools and resources available to practitioners in East Sussex when working with young people and their families who are experiencing violence and abuse.


Additional Information

Maximum Delegates

A maximum of three representatives from each team may have a confirmed place and further bookings will be put on a wait list.

Preparation and follow up

Before attending any ESSCP training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children online e-learning training course.

To complete this course go to the e-learning section on the East Sussex Learning Portal, enter the Children’s Workforce channel and click Safeguarding.

All participants must also complete the 3 Domestic Abuse online  short "foundation’ eLearning modules" in advance of attending this course within the last 3 years:

Foundation Module 1: What is domestic abuse?

Foundation Module 2: Impact and building resilience, and barriers to seeking support Domestic Abuse

Foundation Module 3: Risk identification, assessment and management



Start Date
Monday 9 December 2019
End Date
Monday 9 December 2019
Closing Date
Friday 6 December 2019
09:30 - 16:30
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