Domestic Abuse, Older People and Carers

Target Audience

The course is suitable for practitioners who may encounter older people and/or carers subjected to domestic abuse, perpetrators of abuse and / or children living in families where abuse is occurring.

What will I learn:

The aim of the training is to increase awareness and understanding of the nature, impact and complexity of domestic abuse in the older population and to highlight the services, support and multi-agency frameworks that can be used to support older people subjected to domestic abuse.

The learning outcomes are to:

  • Understand the prevalence of domestic abuse in the older population
  • Understand the increased risk factors associated with older people and domestic abuse
  • Have an awareness of the learning from Safeguarding Adults Reviews and Domestic Homicide Reviews involving older people
  • Explore the barriers to identification and reporting of domestic abuse in older people
  • Understand the importance of carer identification and support in reducing risks
  • Have an awareness of the use of appropriate risk identification checklists
  • Have clarity on the services and support available for older victims of domestic abuse
  • Understand the relevant multi-agency procedures that should be used to share information and manage risks

This supports :

Learning from local Safeguarding Adults Reviews and Domestic Homicide Reviews.

Key objectives from the NSAB Strategic Annual Plan 2022-23.

Provider / Trainer:

Joanne Douglas, Workforce Development and Training Officer (Violence against Women and Girls)

Fiona Richardson, Carers Lead, Newcastle City Council

Claire Nixon, NSAB Coordinator

Vera Lee, IDVA Service, Changing Lives

Training team contact:

Pre-course reading:

Cost: N/A

Booking Details:

Online: Please click ‘Apply here’ against your preferred date listed below. This will take you to EventBrite.

Email: If you have any queries or are unable to complete an online form, please contact

Please see the Charging Policy as you may be charged for training.

Weds 14th February 20249.30-12.30Online via TeamsApply here

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