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Aurora Training Programmes

Course Date Duration
Coercive & Controlling Behaviour (CCB) Wednesday 26th February 2020 Full Day
DASH* Risk Assessment Masterclass Wednesday 4th March 2020 Full Day
Cyberstalking Awareness Thursday 5th March (morning) 2020 Half Day
Cyberstalking Awareness Thursday 5th March (afternoon) 2020 Half Day
Introduction to Priority Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse Wednesday 18th March (morning) 2020 Half Day
Introduction to Priority Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse Wednesday 18th March (afternoon) 2020 Half Day
Stalking Awareness TBC Full Day
Working with the impact of sexual violence TBC Full Day

*Domestic Abuse, Stalking Harassment & Honour-Based Violence.

All training sessions will be held at Portsmouth Marriot Hotel, Southampton Road, Portsmouth, PO6 4SH.

How much does it cost?

Full day £80.00 (£70.00 voluntary sector/Charities)
Half day £50.00 (£40.00 voluntary sector/Charities)

Tea and coffee are provided.

Cancellation fees apply.

There is a £10 discount for voluntary sector organisations – For a promotional code please contact: info@aurorand.org.uk.

Who will benefit from the training?

All packages are relevant to those coming into contact with both victims and potential perpetrators of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking – regardless of their individual job role.

The sessions will enhance learner’s responses to victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking. Learners will leave the sessions equipped to provide effective initial support to their clients, whilst also understanding what steps to take to ensure that those clients are supported
and protected in the longer term.

All Aurora Training places a focus on the experiences of victims, on the effective assessment of risk, and on the importance of working safely with both victims and perpetrators. Each session will also underline the importance of partnership working and multi-agency collaboration.

Learners will be introduced to the specialist services and partnership mechanisms that exist locally, with the sessions aiming to increase their confidence in making appropriate onward referrals for those they are supporting.

Who delivers the training?

The training programme is being delivered by Aurora New Dawn (‘Aurora’), a registered Charity based in Hampshire (UK) providing support to victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking. You can find out more about Aurora’s work here.

Each training session in the programme is facilitated by a staff member from the Aurora team who has significant experience in domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking, as well as specialist practice experience in the specific subject area being taught.

Trainers from Aurora are trained and accredited by Laura Richards to deliver the DASH Masterclass package. All Stalking training sessions are delivered by a member of the team who is trained in the Stalking Risk Profile model of risk assessment.

Full trainer biographies are available on request and an outline of the trainer’s practice background will be provided at the start of each session.

COERCIVE & CONTROLLING BEHAVIOUR

The use of Coercive and Controlling Behaviour (CCB) within an intimate or family relationship became an offence in England and Wales in December 2015. However, professionals can sometimes find it challenging to define and/or identify CCB, and to relate this effectively to risk.

This training session is designed to enable professionals to better understand the dynamics of coercive control in intimate relationships, and equip them to spot the signs of coercion, both in terms of perpetrator and victim behaviour.

DURATION:

1 DAY

AIMS:

  • To increase participants’ understanding of Domestic Abuse, with a specific focus on Coercive and Controlling Behaviour (CCB)
  • To improve responses to both victims and perpetrators through early identification and effective intervention.

OBJECTIVES: :

Participants will examine and explore:

  • The dynamics of coercive control in an intimate partner relationship.
  • Legislation relating to coercive and controlling behaviour.
  • The tactics used by perpetrators of CCB to gain and maintain control.
  • The signs and signals of coercively controlling behaviour.
  • The risks associated with coercive control in a domestic abuse context.
  • The links between CCB and Stalking.
  • How to approach the issue of CCB, how to ask the right questions, and how to handle potential disclosures.
  • The impact of CCB on victims and the provision of effective support.
  • Risk management processes and effective multi-agency working.
  • Lessons from Homicide Reviews and real cases.

ON COMPLETION, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand the nature of domestic abuse and the behaviours this can encompass.
  • Identify coercive and controlling behaviour and explain the dynamics of CCB.
  • Understand the links between coercive and controlling behaviour and risk, making accurate assessments of risk based on professional judgement.
  • Explain the similarities and differences between CCB and stalking.
  • Ask appropriate questions and support victims to disclose their experiences.
  • Effectively support victims and provide details of the specialist services available to them.
  • Recognise the behaviour of perpetrators, including the ways in which perpetrators attempt to manipulate professionals, and the importance of avoiding collusion.

DASH RISK ASSESSMENT MASTERCLASS

The DASH (2009) Risk Training Masterclass was written by Laura Richards Bsc, Msc, FRSA. Laura is a Criminal Behavioural Analyst and the developer of the DASH (2009) on behalf of ACPO and in partnership with Safelives (formerly CAADA).

DURATION:

1 DAY

AIMS:

  • To understand how to use the DASH (Domestic Abuse, Stalking Harassment & Honour Based Violence) Risk Model (2009).
  • To save lives through early risk identification, intervention and prevention.

OBJECTIVES:

Participants will examine and explore:

  • The evidence base that informed the compilation of the DASH (2009) Risk Model.
  • Agency responsibility in relation to risk identification, assessment and management.
  • The risk identification process and the high risk factors for serious harm and homicide.
  • How this relates to the risk management process.
  • How the model fits into the wider public protection framework.
  • The profile of the domestic violence perpetrator and nature of serial offending.
  • How the model fits into partnership working and the risk management panels including the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) and Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA), and
  • Lessons learned from homicide reviews using case studies.

ON COMPLETION, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Identify high risk factors including: separation and child contact, pregnancy and new birth, child abuse, escalation, community issues and isolation, sexual assault, stalking and harassment, coercive control and jealous surveillance, use of weapons, strangulation, etc.
  • Understand the 11 high risk factor stalking behaviours and the impact of psychological abuse.
  • Understand the 10 high risk honour based violence behaviours.
  • Identify dangerous and serial perpetrators.
  • Make the links between offending behaviours.
  • Have a common understanding of risk when working with partner agencies;
  • Identify the right cases to be referred to the MARAC.

CYBERSTALKING AWARENESS

Aurora has delivered a stalking support service which covers Hampshire and the Isle of Wight since 2012. Our in-house stalking team offers specialist support to all victims of stalking and consists of a Stalking Service Manager and a specialist Stalking Advocate, as well as a Digital Media Advocate who offers support to those affected by cyber-enabled and cyber-dependent crime including stalking, harassment, domestic abuse, voyeurism and image-based hacking.

Aurora is a partner in the Hampshire and IOW stalking clinic, a multi-agency response for victims of stalking. The organisation is also a member of the National Stalking Consortium.

DURATION:

1⁄2 DAY

AIMS:

  • To increase knowledge of cyberstalking.
  • To improve confidence in responding to cyberstalking.

OBJECTIVES:

Participants will examine and explore:

  • Introduction to stalking and harassment.
  • Cyber stalking and the use of digital media.
  • How technology is used in stalking conduct.
  • The impact cyberstalking has on victims and the provision of effective support.
  • Options and tools available to workplace.
  • Support and safeguarding options for victims.
  • Cyber safety and cyber security.
  • ON COMPLETION, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Describe different behaviours that might constitute cyberstalking stalking.
  • Outline the differences between stalking and harassment.
  • Explain the nature of cyberstalking and how online behaviours are used as part of a pattern of stalking behaviours.
  • Outline the impact of cyberstalking on victims.
  • Provide appropriate initial information to victims of stalking.

INTRODUCTION TO PRIORITY PERPETRATORS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

To learn more about priority perpetrators, click here.

DURATION:

1⁄2 DAY

AIMS:

  • To understand how to identify those domestic abuse perpetrators who pose the highest risk of harm.
  • To understand the links between high risk/high harm domestic abuse offending and public protection.
  • To identify the actions that can be taken to address priority domestic abuse offending, thereby better protecting current and future victims.

OBJECTIVES:

Participants will examine and explore:

  • The meaning of the term ‘Priority Perpetrator’ and how this links with other dimensions of domestic abuse offending (serial, repeat etc.).
  • The importance of effectively identifying and managing Priority Perpetrators incorporating learning from case studies and findings from Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs).
  • How Priority Perpetrators are identified – with reference to current research and an introduction to established identification tools.
  • How Priority Perpetrators are currently managed in Hampshire with a focus on multi-agency responses and information-sharing.
  • How to raise concerns about potential priority perpetrators and share intelligence to protect victims.

ON COMPLETION, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Outline the importance of effectively identifying and managing Priority Perpetrators of domestic abuse.
  • Understand both the role that intelligence plays generally in the identification and management of perpetrators of domestic abuse, and their own responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and information sharing.
  • Know how to raise concerns about potential priority perpetrators.
  • Describe how priority perpetrators are currently managed in Hampshire and how their own roles and responsibilities feed into this process.

STALKING AWARENESS

Aurora has delivered a stalking support service which covers Hampshire and the Isle of Wight since 2012. Our in-house stalking team offers specialist support to all victims of stalking and consists of a Stalking Service Manager and a specialist Stalking Advocate, as well as a Digital Media Advocate who offers support to those affected by cyber-enabled and cyber-dependent crime including stalking, harassment, domestic abuse, voyeurism and image-based hacking.

Aurora is a partner in the Hampshire and IOW stalking clinic, a multi-agency response for victims of stalking. The organisation is also a member of the National Stalking Consortium.

DURATION:

1 DAY – Dates TBC

AIMS:

  • To increase knowledge and confidence in responding to stalking cases

OBJECTIVES:

Participants will examine and explore:

  • Stalking behaviour, and the difference between stalking and harassment.
  • The differing stalker typologies and motivations, including stalkers who are not ex-intimate partners.
  • Cyber stalking and the use of digital media.
  • Legislation relating to stalking behaviour.
  • The impact of stalking on victims and the provision of effective support.
  • The identification of risk in stalking cases.
  • Risk management processes and effective multi-agency responses to stalking.
  • Safeguarding options for victims.
  • Responses to stalking perpetrators.

ON COMPLETION, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Describe different behaviours that might constitute stalking, and outline the differences between stalking and harassment.
  • Understand different stalker typologies and the importance of identifying motivation.
  • Explain the nature of cyberstalking and how online behaviours are used as part of a pattern of stalking behaviour.
  • Understand how stalking risk is assessed.
  • Outline the impact of stalking on victims.
  • Provide appropriate safety and support information to victims of stalking.
  • Understand the importance of effective partnership work, particularly as it relates to risk and the management of stalking cases.
  • Describe the mechanisms available locally to address stalking cases and the ways in which these can be accessed.

WORKING WITH THE IMPACT OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Sexual Violence is a general, non-legal term that includes behaviours like rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, unwanted sexual contact, and sexual exploitation. This training session will assist professionals to better understand the dynamics of sexual violence and issues relating to consent, coercion and capacity. Participants will explore potential barriers to disclosure, the wider societal context in which sexual violence occurs, the experiences of victims and the ongoing impact of trauma.

DURATION:

1 DAY – Dates TBC

AIMS:

  • To increase participants awareness and understanding of sexual violence.
  • To equip professionals to respond appropriately to disclosures of sexual violence amongst their client group.
  • OBJECTIVES:

    Participants will examine and explore:

  • Definitions and prevalence of sexual violence, and the legislative framework surrounding sexual offences.
  • The meaning of consent, and how this interlinks with the use of coercion and issues relating to capacity.
  • The societal context in which sexual violence occurs, and the myths & stereotypes associated with this.
  • Barriers to reporting, the Criminal Justice System and the path to justice.
  • How to respond appropriately to disclosures of sexual violence and the support mechanisms available to victims.
  • How to look after themselves when dealing with disclosures of sexual violence.
  • The physical impact of trauma and some of the features of rape trauma syndrome and/or post-traumatic stress disorder.

ON COMPLETION, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand the nature of sexual violence and the behaviours this can encompassn.
  • Understand the definition of consent and the use of coercionn.
  • Ask appropriate questions and support victims to disclose their experiencesn.
  • Support victims effectively and provide details of the specialist services available to themn.
  • Describe the criminal justice process, from report to courtn.
  • Understand the importance of effective self-care when working with disclosures of abusen.
  • Recognise the behaviour of perpetrators, including the ways in which perpetrators attempt to manipulate professionals, and the importance of avoiding collusion.

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