Domestic Abuse, including Honour Based Abuse, FGM & Forced Marriage

Please find below some useful online resources produced by a number of organisations to aid your learning and development in relation to Domestic Abuse.

DA Podcasts

Children never just witness Domestic Abuse

Addresses the impact of domestic abuse on children & families. Produced by NSPCC Learning, this podcast is hosted on Spotify and is approximately 25 minutes long.

Click here to listen to this podcast

Safeguarding Days: Domestic Abuse

For some Children & Families home might not be a safe place and staying there will be extremely challenging. Produced by Safeguarding Days, this podcast is hosted on Spotify and is approximately 11 minutes long.

Click here to listen to this podcast

Experiences of Domestic Abuse as a Child and Mental Ill Health

Three workers who work in the domestic abuse sector, share their experiences of mental health problems and discuss childhood experiences of domestic abuse. Produced by SafeLives, this podcast is hosted on SoundCloud and is approximately 39 minutes long.

Click here to listen to this podcast

Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control

Catherine talks about her mothers’ long experience of domestic abuse, and how this abuse affects the physical and mental health of the whole family. Her story is harrowing. But Catherine has lots of useful advice for any families or individuals suffering from abuse in the home.

Click here to listen to the podcast

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Survivor Ted Talk – Emma's Real Life

Emma is now a Domestic Abuse Advocate, raising awareness for victims and survivors who cannot speak for themselves. Watch the video to hear Emma's story.

WARNING: This presentation contains a real life video which some people may find upsetting

Domestic Abuse Act 2021

by The Wakefield Strategic Domestic Abuse Team

Wakefield Strategic Domestic Abuse Team provide an overview of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, delivered as part of Safeguarding Week 2022.

*Please excuse the fire alarm drill interruptions during the first 30 minutes of the presentation*

To view the WSCP presentation on Emma's 'Real Life Domestic Abuse story' above click here.


Honour Based Abuse, FGM & Forced Marriage

FGM – Recognising & Preventing FGM by Home Office & Virtual College

The training will help a wide range of professionals to identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM. This course is useful for anyone who is interested in gaining an overview of FGM, particularly frontline staff in healthcare, police, border force and children’s social care.

Click here to access this e-learning

Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse by Kerry Murphy, Community Cohesion Manager, Wakefield Council

Definition, Detection, Identification & pathways. 45 mins

Click here to view presentation

NEW FGM & its devasting affects years on

Mama Sylla's personal experience on the devastating affects of FGM

Click here to listen to the podcast

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Additional resources
  • Domestic Abuse Here to help - Wakefield Council
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    Access the latst resources, advice and help from WDDAS, the Domestic Abuse team in Wakefield.

    Click here to access their webpage

    Call WDDAS direct on 0800 915 1561

  • Why doesn’t she just leave?
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    For victims of domestic abuse it may take many attempts to finally achieve safety. On average it takes a victim 7 attempts to leave an abuser.

    “Why doesn’t she just leave?” This question is often posed to Women’s Refuge, and aims to explain why so much professional and knowledgeable support is required when a victim of family violence decides to leave.

    2 mins

    Click here to access the resource

  • NEW External MA Training - National FGM Centre
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    MA Training on FGM, Breast Ironing and Child Abuse linked to faith or belief (CALFAB)

    Click here to access training

    NB this is an external provider with no affiliation to WSCP and may have cost implications.

  • NEW IDAS - National MA Training on Domestic Abuse
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    IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

    Click here to view their latest online courses

    Click here to view their latest training opportunities

    NB this is an external provider with no affiliation to WSCP and may have cost implications.

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