Asking about and responding to domestic violence and abuse
Webinar recording – 24 January 2020
Watch this webinar to find out more about using NICE guidance to improve support for people who have experienced domestic violence and abuse and their children.
Social workers are in a key position to identify and help stop domestic violence and abuse. They can do this by recognising the indicators of abuse, talking to people about it and offering support and referral for protection if needed.
Even experienced social workers can find asking about domestic violence and abuse difficult. It requires a lot of skill and understanding to talk to people about their experience, particularly when they are reluctant, or perhaps frightened, to disclose what has happened to them.
See the related quick guide – Recognising and responding to domestic violence and abuse
A recording of a webinar held by NICE and SCIE on 24 January 2020.
The webinar was presented by:
- Michelle O’Keefe – Domestic violence co-ordinator/trainer, Leeds Council
- Karen Gorbutt – Specialist Domestic Abuse Social Worker, Croydon Council
- Claudia Megele - Head of Service for QA and Practice, Hertfordshire County Council