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Domestic Violence & Abuse: The Impact on Children & Young People

Why is the BHSCP providing this course?

This course has been delivered in partnership between the BHSCP and RISE, a local specialist domestic abuse charity who have been providing support services for victims of domestic abuse and their children in Brighton and Hove and surrounding areas for 30 years.

For children subject to a Child Protection Plan (CPP) the most frequent contributory factor is domestic violence and abuse. This training deals with the aspects of emotional harm, physical risk and neglect often associated with this type of abuse. It will help you to develop an understanding of the issues faced by families in this situation, the impact of this kind of abuse, and will also signpost you to local multi-agency support available to intervene and thus reduce the risk to those impacted

Target Audience:

Members of staff who work predominantly with children, young people and their families, parents or carers, and who could potentially contribute to the assessment, intervention and reviewing the safeguarding needs for a child or young person, where there are safeguarding concerns and or potential risks.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To increase the knowledge base regarding the impact of domestic violence/abuse on children and young people.
  • To gain a greater understanding of the specific issues families face where domestic abuse is occurring.
  • To widen knowledge and understanding of the role that inter agency developments and interventions can have in reducing the risks.
  • To increase opportunities to access and work effectively with other agency partners.


BHSCP courses are now booked via the Learning Zone platform. Agency Leads have been contacted requesting account information requirements for professionals who will require a Learning Zone account to view and book training from April.  Once an account has been created for individuals they will receive an activation email from the Learning Zone.  If you need a Learning Zone account and haven’t yet requested one please email .

Training is free for Children’s Services staff, school staff, foster carers, community/voluntary sector groups, BHCC contracted organisations in Children’s Services, statutory health organisations, police and probation and all early years (including private early years) who are working in Brighton & Hove. For private organisations and those working outside the city the cost is £120.

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