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The annual Crime Survey estimates that almost 2.5 million adults experience domestic abuse each year. In addition, one in five children witness or experience domestic abuse in their childhood. Although it is often an under-reported crime, with most cases of domestic abuse kept hidden.
The new Domestic Abuse Act 2021 makes prosecuting domestic abuse more straightforward, and offers more protection to those who are being abused, but cases still need to be identified and responses need to be effective.
This qualification is for anyone who has a responsibility to respond to domestic abuse or support those experiencing domestic abuse. This includes employers, teachers, health and social care workers and anyone involved in safeguarding vulnerable adults, children or young people.
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and above.
How The Course Will Be Assessed
Entry is at the discretion of the Centre. However, learners should be aged at least 16 to undertake the qualification.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.
For more information contact Jobsmart on:
Tel: 01733 863068
Potential Future Career
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
- Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health
- Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
- Level 3 Award in Skills for Workplace Health Champions
- Level 3 Award in STEPS Towards Suicide Reduction
- Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care
- Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care
- Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support
- Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
This qualification is designed to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of domestic abuse and its impact. The need for education and training across sectors to enable identification of abuse, allocation of support and referral is a recurring theme within regional domestic abuse strategies.
Awareness of domestic abuse and its impact is important for those working in a wide range of sectors such as healthcare, social care, childcare, education, and housing. There is a need to understand the issues, report on those who may be at risk and support signposting to relevant services.
Chloe, who achieved DDD, said, “Stamford College helped me to be more independent and take responsibility for my own learning and future. I am now off to De Montfort University to study Marketing.”