Domestic Violence Risk Identification Matrix Training

Who this course is for

This course is for frontline practitioners from across the partner agencies who may come into contact with children and young people where Domestic Abuse is a factor.  This includes but is not limited to; SW’s, Children and family workers, TYS, Teaching staff.

These learning events are Multi agency briefing sessions on the use of the Barnardo’s Domestic Violence Risk Identification Matrix (DVRIM).

The Domestic Violence Risk Identification Matrix training aims to assist multi-agency staff and social work staff to:

  • Identify risks to children from domestic violence

  • Make decisions of whether a case presents as in need of a safeguarding response or early help

  • To help staff to make appropriate interventions for children, non-abusing parent and perpetrators

What is the DV RIM Tool?

  • It is a multi-agency risk identification safeguarding tool which assess the level of risk to a child/young person who is experiencing domestic abuse / violence in their family using a four levels threshold scales

  • It also assesses the level of risk to the mother - incorporation adult focussed risk factors DASH - MARAC by identifying the nature and level of the perpetrator's violence and abuse

  • It indicates the level of intervention required to support and safeguard children and in doing so also can be used to protect mother

  • It helps to identify what help and support is need at an early intervention stage, it coordinates an effective respond to disclosure for children - Early Help or Social Care referral - Section 17 or Section 47 - Child protection investigation

  • It begins to examine the impact of the domestic violence on the child and mother

For more information on the Domestic Violence Risk Identification Matrix training - http://www.barnardos.org.uk/pp_no_7_assessing_the_risks_to_children_from_domestic_violence.pdfthis external link will open in a new window

Duration:  Half day sessions from 2.00pm to 4.00pm (unless stated otherwise)

Cost: Free

The list of dates and venues:

North

Thursday 1 February 2018 - Penrith Fire Station

Tuesday 13 March 2018 - Cumbria House, 117 Botchergate, Carlisle

Tuesday 17 April 2018 - Penrith Fire Station

Thursday 17 May 2018 - Cumbria House, 117 Botchergate, Carlisle

South

Tuesday 6 February 2018 - Orsmgill Children's Centre, Barrow

Thursday 8 February 2018 (10am - 12pm) - Furness College, Barrow

Monday 12 February 2018 - Kendal Town Hall

Monday 5 March 2018 - Kendal Town Hall

Tuesday20 March 2018 - Furness College, Barrow

Wednesday 18 April 2018 - Orsmgill Children's Centre, Barrow

Monday 23 April 2018 - Furness College, Barrow

Tuesday 15 May 2018 - Furness College, Barrow

West

Tuesday 6 February 2018 - Helena Thompson Museum, Workington

Friday 9 March 2018 - Helena Thompson Museum, Workington

Friday 13 April 2018 - Helena Thompson Museum, Workington

Monday 16 April 2018 - Helena Thompson Museum, Workington

Friday 4 May 2018 - The Oval Centre, Salterbeck, Workington

To book your place on this course please

The course booking process for all Cumbria County Council staff members has changed to self-service, resulting in staff booking their own courses through MyHR. Full guidance is available through links on InTouch and access to user guides are also available. As a result of these changes the booking process has become fully automated and confirmation and venue information (previously joining instructions) will be communicated through emails to both individuals and managers. Where a user does not have access to MyHR, then it will be the responsibility of their line manager to book them on the course.

Booking process for non-Cumbria County Council staff members, please complete a BOOKING FORMthis external link will open in a new window and return to: ldadminteam@cumbria.gov.uk

For any queries about the course, please telephone 01228 226898 

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