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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Coercive Control in Children's and Mother's Lives: An Interview with author and academic Dr. Emma Katz

In this episode, David & Ruth discuss with Dr. Emma Katz in her new book, “Coercive Control in Children’s and Mother’s Lives.” Dr. Katz shares the story behind the development of this ground breaking book, where she shares her learnings from interviews with 15 groups of mothers and their children

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RED FLAGS Domestic Abuse Film 2022 – Doncaster Youth Council on Coercive Control

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.

Female Genital Mutilation

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

NEW FGM & its devasting affects years on

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

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Forced Marriage & Honour Based Abuse

Forced Marriage is illegal in the UK. If you are worried that someone is being forced into a non-consensual marriage it is important to act fast!

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 Awareness of Forced Marriage by Virtual College

It is estimated that approximately 8,000 to 10,000 forced marriages of British citizens take place every year often resulting in devastating long term consequences for the victims.

Access Virtual College training

NEW: Access HM Government Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines

NEW: Foced Marriage Surviviros Handbook

NEW Building Confidence to Challenge Honour Based Abuse by Karma Nirvana

This workshop is aimed at professionals who would like to increase confidence when challenging Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage

Click here to book onto this workshop

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