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Domestic Abuse and the Restorative Process

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Level 3 Certificate of Achievement in Understanding Domestic Abuse and the Restorative Process

With 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men experiencing domestic abuse in their lifetime (UK national statistics) it is becoming one of society’s biggest problems in the UK. The heavy involvement of statutory and voluntary agencyies e.g. police, social services, drug, alcohol and substance misuse services, health services, mental health services and education, domestic abuse is fast becoming a financial burden too.  

With 65% of children on the child protection register having experienced domestic abuse there is a close correlation between child abuse and domestic abuse. However, the training availability for understanding the effects of domestic abuse on men, women and children is insufficient even within social work, childcare, support work, police, teaching, medical, legal, health and education.

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Self-paced study

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Study around other commitments

24/7 access to online learning

Understanding Domestic abuse and the Restorative Process is about developing an understanding of the dynamics of abusive relationships, the effect on male, female and child victims and the restorative process. The course provides an insight into the experience of victims of domestic abuse and how they can be helped to understand, recover, repair and build a life free from domestic abuse. 

Lesson 1: What is domestic abuse?

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

To describe the types of domestic abuse
To define the types of abusive relationships
To list support services available to victims of domestic abuse

Lesson 2: The grooming process

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

To summarise the grooming process
To recognise the early warning signs of an abusive relationship
To discuss the victim’s do’s and dont’s during the early stages of a relationship

Lesson 3: The dynamics of abusive relationships

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

To recognise the cycle of an abusive relationship
To appreciate the dynamics of abusive relationships
To explore the beliefs and perceptions of the abuser and victim

Lesson 4: The effects of domestic abuse on adult victims 

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

To recognise the effects of domestic abuse on adult victims
To list why victims stay in abusive relationships

Lesson 5: The effects of domestic abuse on children 

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

To define the effects of domestic abuse on children of different ages
To identify how the abuser uses the children to control and manipulate the mother

Lesson 6: Restorative parenting 

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

To compare parenting issues during an abusive relationship and after an abusive relationship ends
To identify restorative parenting practice
To implement positive parenting techniques

Lesson 7: Healthy relationships 

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

To explore types of relationships
To explain the need for boundary setting within relationships
To define healthy relationships

Lesson 8: Self-esteem building

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

To recognise the effect of low self esteem on victims of domestic abuse
To implement self esteem building techniques
To discuss building self respect

Lesson 9: Personal safety issues for victims of domestic abuse

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

To identify potential risky situations
To create a plan for personal safety in different situations including abusive relationships

Lesson 10: Body language basics

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

To define negative and positive body language
To recognise the impact of negative and positive body language on others

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds

You will complete short assessments at the end of each lesson to ensure that you have understood the learning within that module.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Understanding Domestic Abuse and the Restorative Process Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.


*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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