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Support Through Court: Domestic Abuse

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Support Through Court: Domestic Abuse
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      This suite of training modules has been produced by Support Through Court and the Open Justice Centre (Open University Law School).

      It contains a series of modules to support volunteers in their work with members of the public who are involved in court proceedings.

      There are three key domestic abuse training modules which provide advice and support on working with clients affected by domestic abuse, both survivors and alleged perpetrators. There is a digital badge awarded for studying these key modules and you will also receive a Statement of Participation.

      Seven shorter training modules contain practical advice and assistance on various aspects of client support. These include working with clients involved with special measures, Cafcass, improving your client interview skills, writing court statements, signposting to other organisations, and working with vulnerable clients. There is an exclusive digital badge awarded for studying these shorter training modules.


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      By studying the course you will have the opportunity to gain digital badges – you need to click on the ‘Enrol’ button to be able to do the quizzes and earn the badge.

    • Course learning outcomes

      After studying this series of modules you will be able to:

      • Identify the signs of domestic abuse and develop ways to support clients where domestic abuse is a feature of their case
      • Assess how to signpost clients to other organisations
      • Demonstrate new skills when interviewing clients and writing statements
      • Evaluate how to support clients who are involved with CAFCASS
      • Apply new skills when supporting vulnerable clients
      • Identify ways to support clients who require special measures.
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      Lee Simpson

      Support through court - Domestic abuse

      Lee Simpson5 October 2020 1:32

      Excellent course, I feel much better placed now to support survivors of Domestic Avuse

    About this course

    • 20 hours study
    • Level 2: Intermediate
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